General Knowledge Quiz Questions - Science Quiz - Part 6

General Knowledge Questions - Science Quiz - 6

1. Quiz: Two brothers won the Nobel: one in Economic Sciences and the other in what?
physiology 1 medicine

2. Quiz: Who won the Nobel prize twice, both times in physics?
John Bardeen

3. Quiz: Who won the Nobel prize for work partly done by Rosalind Franklin of King's College, Cambridge?
Watson and Crick. (She helped decode the human gene, but received no recognition for it.)

4. Quiz: What is saros?
In astronomy an interval of 18 years, 11 and 1/3 days after which the Earth, the Sun and the Moon return to nearly the same relative positions and the cycle of lunar and solar eclipses will repeat itself.

5. Quiz: Madame Curie's daughter and son-in-law won Nobel. In what subject? 

6. Quiz: The uncle & nephew from India to win the Nobel prize
C. V. Raman and S. Chandrasekhar

7. Quiz: The only periodical comet visible to the naked eye
Halley's Comet

8. Quiz: The astronaut who died when a jet in which he was flying crashed during a routine training flight. 
Yuri Gagarin

9. Quiz: The first US manned space flight, Alan Sheppard used (Freedom 71 Friendship 7) 
Freedom 7

10. Quiz: Apollo 8 is remembered for the first US manned flight to
the moon

11. Quiz: Michael Collins stayed behind in the command module orbiting the moon while -------and  ----- were walking on the moon.
Neil ATmstrong & Buzz Aldrin

12. Quiz: What is the stable elementary particle emitted during the decay of neutrons and mesons called?

13. Quiz: The longest surviving meteorite was found in South Africa in 1920. Its' weight?
65 tons

14. Quiz: Meaning of 'Vostok', used by Gagarin as vehicle 

15. Quiz: The length of Yuri Gagarin's 1961 trip around the earth 
1 hour 48 minutes

16. Quiz: What is dendochronology?
Dating by counting the annual growth rings in a tree's cross-section

17. Quiz: Who pioneered the use of wind tunnels for aerodynamic studies?
Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky

18. Quiz: What was Karl Landsteiner's contribution to medicine?
He divided blood into four groups and also described the mechanism of blood transfusion

19. Quiz: What is a trace element?
A micro-nutrient. Biologically important substances found in small quantities in soil and food.

20. Quiz: Colour blindness was first described by an English chemist who suffered from it. Name him.
John Dalton.

21. Quiz: Which gland in human body is called the master gland?
The pituitary gland

22. Quiz: Name the disease spread by the bacillus Pasteurella pestis.

23. Quiz: What is a bolide?
A large meteor, especially one that bursts into a fireball.

24. Quiz: A German engineer showed, in 1925, the most economical path for a spacecraft to take from one planet to another. What is the path called?
The Hohmann orbit (after William Hohmann)

25. Quiz: What does Hooke's law explain? 

26. Quiz: Where does the chemical reactions called Mellaird reaction take place?
In cooking.

27. Quiz: Why does the cobra sway to the snake charmer's pipe?
It actually sways to the movement of the pipe, carefully following it as a potential enemy

28. Quiz: The fastest land animal in the w0rld over short distance

29. Quiz: The average-brain contains about ------ neurons-microscopic nerve cells 
100 billion

30. Quiz: The first American to orbit the earth 
John Glenn
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