Hard Science & Technology Quiz


1 - Which of these aircraft designers was responsible for the Hawker Hurricane fighter plane?

2 - For research in what field did Paul C. Lauterbur and Sir Peter Mansfield win the Nobel prize of Medicine in 2003?

3 - What is a Lagrange point?

4 - What potential source of danger to space travellers was discovered by this Scientist?

5 - Truth and beauty were the names of two sorts of quarks, what were the other four?

6 - Which Space mission was described by James Lovell and Neil Armstrong as 'The most significant in the history of US spaceflight'?

7 - What is the name of the largest known cellestial body belonging to the Solar system that lies beyond the orbit of Pluto?

8 - What is the quark combination in a proton?

9 - What is a perfect number?

10 - How far away from is the Earth from the Sun (on average) ?

11 - What bridge shook itself to destruction leading to the new science of wind engineering?

12 - What is the greatest number of electrons that can fit into the first electron shell (also called an energy level)?

13 - What are the four fundamental interactions between particles?

14 - What is the process by which a eukaryotic cell divides into two new cells?

15 - Which famous Astronomer had a gold prosthetic nose, having lost the real one in a duel?

16 - Which extra solar planet is currently known as orbiting a brown dwarf?

17 - What model of rocket is shown below?

18 - How was the NASA probe Climate Orbiter lost in 1999?

19 - How do organisms use Adenosine Triphosphate?

20 - What was the diametre of the biggest Kamtchatka crab found?