General Knowledge Quiz Questions - Science Quiz - Part 10

General Knowledge Questions - Science Quiz -10

1. Quiz: Which mineral is next to diamonds in hardness?

2. Quiz: Name the mineral used to produce artificial diamonds.

3. Quiz: What are these - up, down, strange, charm, bottom and top?
Names of quarks

4. Quiz: Name the American Nobel prize winner whose car registration plate read 'QUARKS'?
Murray GellMann

5. Quiz: Why is the Archer Fish called the Archer Fish?
It refers to its ability to shoot a jet of water at an insect above the water, drenching it and causing it to fall into the water; its aim is so quick and good it is called the Archer Fish

6. Quiz: Which are the only snakes in the world that build nests?
The King Cobra

7. Quiz: Name the area of the brain that controls articulate speech.
Broca's area

8. Quiz: Pangea is the name given to the supercontinent said to have existed about 240 million years ago. What is the single super ocean called?

9. Quiz: What does the Mohs scale measure? 

10. Quiz: Where would you find the Sea of Humours, Sea of Geniuses, Sea of Clouds, Sea of Waves and Sea of Vapours?
On the lunar surface

11. Quiz: What d0es the Modified Mercalli scale measure?
The intensity of earthquakes

12. Quiz: Which mammal has the longest length of pregnancy?
The African elephant

13. Quiz: For what discovery did Dr Stanley Prusiner win the Nobel Prize for medicine?

14. Quiz: What is common to Teflon, vulcanised rubber, X-rays, Radar and Penicillin?
All were discovered by accident.

15. Quiz: Vasco da Gama lost about 60 sailors on his voyage to India and back. To which disease did he lose them?

16. Quiz: Which is the biggest satellite in the solar system?
Ganymede, satellite of Jupiter

17. Quiz: Two groups of apes from the Miocene Age are named after Indian gods. Which are they?
Ramapithecus and Sivapithecus.

18. Quiz: Where would you find these patterns loop, whorl, arch and accidental?

19. Quiz: The word vaccination is derived from the Latin 'vacca' which is the word for an animal. Which animal?
The cow. (The folk remedy of injecting people with cowpox germs to prevent them from catching smallpox intrigued Edward Jenner, wh0 came up with the smallpox vaccine.)

20. Quiz: A book by Carl Sagan is titled Pale Blue Dot. What is the pale blue dot?
The Earth

21. Quiz: The name of an artificial silk was coined using a word meaning a beam of sun or moonlight. Which word?

22. Quiz: Forwhatshould Edward Lorenz, a MIT meteorologist be famous?
For his discovery of "the butterfly effect" 

23. Quiz: Which Britisher was in 19th century India nicknamed "Kampasswallah" by Indians?
Sri George Everest

24. Quiz: What is known in medical history as 606?
Salvarsan; a chemical compound that came to be called the magic bullet.

25. Quiz: Of what is the American architect Louis Sullivan regarded as the father?
The skyscraper

26. Quiz: Scientists are searching for 'Luca'. Who/what is Luca?
Last Common Universal Ancestor

27. Quiz: What are conventional bombs spiced with radioactive material called?
Dirty bombs

28. Quiz: A swathe of Europe received a shower of radioactivity in April 1986. In what way?
Result of an accident at Chernobyl nuclear power station.

29. Quiz: What is the Red Data list?
List of endangered species of plants and animals.

30. Quiz: Researchers have found that infant primates are born with three in-born fears. What are they?
Fear of falling, snakes and the dark. 

General Knowledge Quiz Questions - Science Quiz - Part 9

General Knowledge Questions - Science Quiz -9

1. Quiz: A well-known contemporary Indian physicist is a proponent of the Steady State Theory about the origin of the universe. Name him.
Jayant V Narlikar

2. Quiz: Why was a Presidential dinner with the three astronauts on the Apollo 11 the night before the launch cancelled?
For fear that the astronauts would catch an infection

3. Quiz: India's first successfully launched Moon mission
Chandrayaan I

4. Quiz: Chang and Eng Bunker gave birth to a medical term
Siamese Twins

5. Quiz: What do these plants have in common - Sundew, Butterwort, Venus Flytrap, Water Flytrap, Pitcher Plant and Bladderwort?
These are various insectivorous plants to be found in India.

6. Quiz: The patent for a substance developed by the US chemist Julian Hill was held by the company he worked for. Though developed in the 1930s the substance was only used for military purposes till after WWII. Name the substance.

7. Quiz: What is the most common form of iodine deficiency?

8. Quiz:
What is hypersomnia?
Condition of being subject to attacks of prolonged sleep

9. Quiz: What do palaeontologists mean when they say 'bipedalism preceded encephalization'?
That our ancestors walked on two legs before they evolved their brains

10. Quiz: Which area of engineering has been called "the midwife of technological development"?
Systems engineering

11. Quiz: The Cretaceous Age ended 65 million years ago. Why is this date considered important?
A mass extinction of life forms took place at this time; dinosaurs were wiped out

12. Quiz: What landmark in science and technology did India achieve on 21 November 1963?
The launch of the first rocket from TERLS or Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Centre.

13. Quiz: Who is the author of The Private Life of Plants?
David Attenborough

14. Quiz: What is divided into four types - Hawaiian, Strombolian, Pelean and Vulcanian?
Volcanic eruptions

15. Quiz: What in science is BEC?
Bose-Einstein Condensate

16. Quiz: What is observing the sun by examining its image as it falls on white card held near the eye piece of a telescope called?
Projection. (The only safe way of observing the sun.)

17. Quiz: What is the name of outermost layer of the sun's atmosphere?

18. Quiz: Odd-odd nucleus contains an odd number of both
Protons and neutrons

19. Quiz: Fathom is how many feet? 

20. Quiz: Nadir is the highest / lowest point 

21. Quiz: Hartree relates to a. an African tree b. a fish c. atomic unit of energy d. a hairdye

22. Quiz: What did Edwin H. Land invent?
The Polaroid Land Camera

23. Quiz: The Italian scientist Volta announced his first ----- battery in 1800.

24. Quiz: A code in communication was named after (Davy / Morse)

25. Quiz: The name 'rubber' had its origin in the fact that the new substance could be used as an ---- to rub out pencil marks.

26. Quiz: What does an auxanometer do? 
Measures growth of plants

27. Quiz: Bing Sherry is named by an orchdist, who was his ------ foreman.

28. Quiz: Scorpions have 8 legs. What about spiders?

29. Quiz: Scientific truth cannot be absolutely confirmed, said British philosopher Popper who proposed his theory in The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934) 

30. Quiz: The world's largest sea turtle species 
Leatherback turtles

31. Quiz: Existence of what was anounced by Joseph John Thomson in 1897? 

32. Quiz: Myology is the study of 

General Knowledge Quiz Questions - Science Quiz - Part 8

General Knowledge Questions - Science Quiz -8

1. Quiz: What is "Blue Skies" research?
Research without any immediate application.

2. Quiz: Buzz Aldrin is the second. Who is the first?
Neil Armstrong

3. Quiz: Early submarines used internal combustion engines. The Submarines that surfaced too often to take in air or expel smoke could easily be spotted. How did German U boats solve this problem?
By staying under the surface and using a snorkel to take in air and let out fumes.

4. Quiz: What does the Mitochondrial Eve hypothesis postulate?
That modern humans evolved in Africa around 150,000 years ago (based on evidence from mitochondrial DNA).

5. Quiz: Why is CERN's laboratory commonly referred to as the European Laboratory for Particle Physics? 
CERN's main area of research is particle physics

6. Quiz: These creatures have more than one cell, and their cells have nuclei (fungi /protista / plantae /animalia)

7. Quiz: The first Indian American who lived and worked aboard the International Space Station for 6 months in 2006
Sunita Williams 

8. Quiz: The world's warmest sea 
Red Sea

9. Quiz: The acid used in an automobile battery
Sulphuric acid

10. Quiz: The smallest aperture on a camera

11. Quiz: The fifth largest planet 
the earth

12. Quiz: Give the full form of SETI
Search f0r Extra Terrestrial Intelligence

13. Quiz: The technology to connect and exchange information between mobile phones, computers etc. is named after a 10th century king of Norway and Denmark. Who?
Harald Bluetooth Gormsson

14. Quiz: The first pair of bifocal glasses was created by Benjamin Franklin / Thomas Alva Edison / Joseph Priestly
Benjamin Franklin

15. Quiz: Melting of a chocolate bar in somebody's pocket led to which invention?
Microwave Oven

16. Quiz: The sharpness of a digital image is measured in

17. Quiz: Many astronomers believe that 90% of the universe is made up of "cold, dark matter." Why is it called 'cold' and 'dark'?
It is 'dark' because it is too dark to be seen. It is 'cold' because these exotic elementary particles are said to move slowly compared to the speed of light.

18. Quiz: One of the most important papers of a famous Russian/Soviet scientist was titled Reversal of the Arrow of Time. Name its author.
Andre Sakharov

19. Quiz: What is the circadian rhythm?
A biological rhythm with a 24 h0ur cycle.

20. Quiz: What is Dr Yellapragada Subbrow's claim to fame?
He was the Harvard biochemist who was head of a team of group of researchers who discovered and developed the first tetracycline.

21. Quiz: Aristotle calculated that the distance around the Earth was 400,000 stadia. How did he arrive at this figure?
From the difference in the apparent location of the North Star in Egypt and Greece

22. Quiz: Name the first scientist to be knighted.
Isaac Newton

23. Quiz: What substance did Charles Goodyear find he had to mix with pure rubber to make it fit to be made into tyres and other useful products?

24. Quiz: Of which word is quasar an abbreviation? 

25. Quiz: Which famous magazine did Sri Joseph Norman Lockyer found in 1869?

26. Quiz: What does the sphygm0manometer measure?
Blood pressure

27. Quiz: In which field is the Lilienthal Medal awarded?
Gliding or Soaring, after Otto Lilienthal, the first man to achieve predictable and controlled glider flight.

28. Quiz: Who coined the word 'biodiversity'?
E 0 Wilson, zoologist. 

29. Quiz: The National Physical Research Laboratory is at

30. Quiz: Where is the National Rem0te Sensing Agency - NRSA?