Science And Nature Quiz


Question:  What sort of animal is a Rhodesian ridgeback?
A dog

Question:  From which well-known type of flower are Vanilla pods obtained?

Question:  Anteaters prefer what to ants?

Question:  Which is the only insect that can turn its head to look directly behind itself?
The praying mantis

Question:  What sort of substances are adrenaline, cortisone, insulin, and oestrogens?

Question:  What is inflamed when you suffer from nephritis?
The kidneys

Question:  How many noble gases are there?
Six: helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon.

Question:  Which is the SI unit of force?
The Newton

Question:  Pencil lead is made out what?

Question:  What did Foucault's pendulum prove?
That the earth rotates

Question:  Which is the densest planet in our Solar System?
The Earth

Question:  There are three types of nuclear radiation. What are they called?
Alpha, Beta, and Gamma

Question:  Freud published his most influential book in 1900. What was it called?
The Interpretation of Dreams

Question:  For fans of Mad magazine: what is an axolotl?
A salamander

Question:  What is the antimatter equivalent of the electron?
The positron

Question:  What are Sodium Thiopental, Pancuronium Bromide, and Potassium Chloride taken in that order?
The lethal injection used to execute prisoners in the USA

Question:  What kind of animal is a blue-fronted parrot?

Question:  What is the name of the alloy made of 95% aluminium, 4% copper and small amounts of magnesium and manganese?
Duraluminium (also know as duraluminum, duralumin, or dural)

Question:  Who wrote the book 'The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA'?
James Watson

Question:  Who invented natural logarithms?
John Napier

Question:  Which is the main protein in milk?

Question:  What part of the body is affected by Otitis?
The ear

Question:  Which branch of physics deals with sound?

Question:  Which law states that, at a constant temperature, the pressure of a gas is inversely proportional to its volume?
Boyle's Law

Question:  Where is the hypocentre of an earthquake in relation to its epicentre?
Directly beneath it

Question:  Which is the only muscle in your body that is only attached at one end?
The tongue

Question:  What would you use Archimede's Screw for?
Raising water

Question:  Whats the the name for the bending of light as it passes from one medium to another?

Question:  What is the three-dimensional image created with laser beams called?

Question:  What type of animal are Belugas?

Question:  What were (and still are) 'Skyscrapers' before the term was applied to tall buildings?
Sails (A small triangular sail set above the skysail in order to maximize effect in a light wind.)

Question:  What is the angle between the hands of a clock at 1 o'clock?
30 degrees

Question:  What is the chemical symbol for Ozone?

Question:  What is the name of the mascot on the bonnet of a Rolls Royce?
The Spirit of Ecstacy

Question:  What extinct creature got its name from the Portuguese word for stupid?

Question:  In the physical world (as opposed to art) what are the primary colours?
Red, green and blue

Question:  Solid carbon dioxide is known by what name?
Dry ice

Question:  Which element has the chemical symbol Rf?

Question:  Which is the heaviest organ in the human body?
The skin (at about 2.5 Kg)

Question:  Which temperature has the same value in Fahrenheit and Celsius?

Question:  In which organ would you find the pineal gland?
The brain

Question:  How many noble gases are there?

Question:  Which planet has an orbital period of 687 days?

Question:  What is inflamed if you suffer from Nephritis?

Question:  Aquaculture is the correct term for what?
Fish farming

Question:  What kind of animal is a basilisk?
A lizard

Question:  What shape is the DNA molecule?
A double helix

Question:  Who discovered that all objects, heavy or light, fall at the same velocity?
Galileo Galilei

Question:  Which planet in our solar system has an orbital period of 687 days?

Question:  BASIC, Perl, and Python are types of what?
Computer languages

Question:  By what name is "Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" now known?

Question:  Disgusting-sounding ailments no.1: What is Borborygmus?
Your stomach making noises

Question:  Evaporation is changing from a liquid to gas. What is changing from a solid to a gas called?

Question:  How many astronauts crewed the Gemini series of spacecraft?

Question:  How many astronauts crewed the Mercury series of spacecraft?

Question:  How much does a cubic meter of water weigh?
One tonne (or metric ton)

Question:  If 8 bits make a byte, what do 4 bits constitute?
A nibble

Question:  In photography, what does SLR stand for?
Single lens reflex

Question:  In which US state did the Wright brothers first fly?
North Carolina

Question:  Litmus paper turns what colour when in contact with an acid?

Question:  Many of us use CDROMs these days, but what does the acronym mean?
Compact Disk Read Only Memory

Question:  Mrs. Thomas Smith of Ryde, NSW, Australia, produced a new variety of fruit in 1868. What is it called?
The Granny Smith apple

Question:  Name anything that happened in Britain on September 3rd, 1752.
Nothing. After September 2, the next day was September 14, due to the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar.

Question:  On the Moh Hardness scale, what has a hardness of 10?

Question:  Pony, Shot, and Jigger are units of measure of what?
Spirits (alcohol). A pony is half a shot. A jigger is a shot and a half. 16 shots in a pint.

Question:  Referring to internet connections, what does ADSL mean?
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

Question:  The prefix mega- is a millionfold in the SI units and giga- is a billion. Tera is a trillion but what is the quadrillionfold (10 to the power of 15) prefix?

Question:  The winter solstice occurs when the sun is furthest from the equator (on December 22nd). What do we call the days the sun crosses the equator in March and September?

Question:  To the nearest whole number, how many revolutions does the moon make around the earth in a calendar year?

Question:  Truth, beauty, strange, charm, up and down are types of what?

Question:  What are the two types of camel called?
Dromedary and Bactrian

Question:  What colour is caffeine?
It's a white odourless crystalline powder

Question:  What colour is the 'Black Box' found in commercial planes?

Question:  What did Einstein get the Nobel prize for?
The Photoelectric effect

Question:  What did John Logie Baird invent in 1925?

Question:  What does CAT stand for in a CAT-scan?
Computerised Axial Tomography

Question:  What does Cytology study?
Structure, function and life of cells

Question:  What does DVD stand for?
Digital Versatile Disc

Question:  What does MG in the car brand stand for?
Morris Garages

Question:  What does VTOL mean when applied to an aircraft?
Vertical Take Off and Landing

Question:  What in radio is FM?
Frequency modulation

Question:  What is -459.7ºF also know as?
Absolute zero

Question:  What is 0º Fahrenheit in centigrade?
-18 degrees

Question:  What is a camel's hump made of? Water, fat or muscle?

Question:  What is a googol?
10 to the power of 10 to the power of 10.

Question:  What is a rhinoceros' horn made of?

Question:  What is an eolic power station?
Wind powered

Question:  What is an Ishihara test used for?
To test for colour blindness

Question:  What is calcium carbonate normally known as?

Question:  What is measured in Amperes?
Electric current

Question:  What is panophobia or pantophobia?
Fear of everything

Question:  What is the fundamental difference between an autogyro and a helicopter?
A helicopter has powered rotors

Question:  What is the Macintosh computer named after?
A variety of Apple

Question:  What is the more common name for Ethylene Glycol?

Question:  What is the more common name of Ascorbic Acid?
Vitamin C

Question:  What is the only venomous mammal in the world?
Duckbill platypus

Question:  What is Zulu time?
Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) which has replaced Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Question:  What lies between Mars and Jupiter?
The Asteroid Belt

Question:  What was the first man-made object to move faster than the speed of sound?
A whip

Question: What was the gin in the cotton gin invented by Eli Whitney in the US in 1793?

Question:  What was the name of the first spacecraft to land softly on the moon?
Luna 9 launched on January 31, 1966 (Luna II struck the moon in 1959)

Question:  What would a Conchologist be interested in?

Question:  Where, in a household, would you find a magnetron?
In a microwave oven

Question:  Which common animal is properly known as Mus Musculus?

Question:  Which computer operating system has a penguin as its logo?

Question:  Which crop is attacked by the boll weevil?

Question:  Which element has atomic number 2?

Question:  Which element has the highest melting point?

Question:  Which German architect who designed the Seagram Building in New York said "Less is more, God is in the details"?
Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe

Question:  Which hangs from the ceiling, a stalactite or a stalagmite?

Question:  Which is now the world's tallest building? (May 2004)
Taipei 101 (aka Taibei 101)

Question:  Which is the closest galaxy to our own?
The Canis Major Galaxy discovered in 2003 is now considered the closest at 25,000 light years from Earth

Question:  Which is the densest planet in our solar system?
The Earth

Question:  Which is the first chemical element in alphabetical order?
Actinium (atomic number 89)

Question:  Which is the largest organ in the human body?
The skin

Question:  Which is the last chemical element (in alphabetical order)?
Zirconium (atomic number 40)

Question:  Which is the main component of Brass and Bronze?

Question:  Which is the opposite point to the Zenith?

Question:  Which metal do you get from bauxite?

Question:  Which metal do you get out of Hematite?

Question:  Which Nobel Prize is awarded by the Caroline Institute of Stockholm?
Physiology and Medicine

Question:  Which period came after the Triassic?

Question:  Which unit of measurement was defined by Henry III of England by placing three barleycorns in a line?
An inch

Question:  Which vitamin is thiamine?
Vitamin B1

Question:  Which was the first jet airliner to enter commercial service?
The DH Comet

Question:  What two time Nobel prize winner was a proponent of Vitamin C?
Linus Pauling

Question:  Who invented the centigrade scale?
Anders Celsius

Question:  Who was the scientist who measured, on his honeymoon, the amount of heat produced by a local waterfall? (He never had children).
James Prescott Joule

Question:  Which chemical element gets it's name from a greek word meaning 'stranger'?

Question:  Which two planets do not have moons?
Mercury and Venus

Question:  Who won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Chemistry and the 1962 Nobel Peace Prize?
Linus Pauling

Question:  Is the sun denser than water?
Yes, 1.41 times as dense

Question:  What's the difference between a venom and a poison?
A venom is injected by biting or stinging