Science Trivia Questions XIXFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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A proton has what type of charge?
a. Sometimes Positive, Sometimes Negative
Positive - One or more protons are present in the nucleus of every atom.
Although credit is often given to Hermann von Helmholtz in
1851, which 19th-Century scientist may have invented the Ophthalmoscope in 1847?
a. Charles Babbage
b. Joseph Henry
c. Thomas Edison
d. Henry Cavendish
Charles Babbage - Ophthalmoscopy is done as part of a routine eye examination.
The standard atmospheric temperature of earth at sea level is?
a. 18 degrees Celsius
b. 15 degrees Celsius
c. 21 degrees Celsius
d. 12 degrees Celsius
15 degrees Celsius - Atmospheric temperature and pressure can provide a reference for calculating
various aircraft performance figures.
How many memory locations can an 8-bit CPU address?
65,536 - Most current computers use 32 or 64 bits.
The Hubble Space Telescope blasted off aboard the space shuttle
Discovery from Cape Canaveral on April 24, 1990. What was its price tag?
a. About $1 Billion
b. About $500 Million
c. About $1.5 Billion
d. About $200 Million
About $1.5 Billion - The telescope is named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble.
How long does it take light from the sun to reach the earth?
a. About 8 minutes and 20 seconds
b. About 9 hours and 8 minutes
c. About 12 seconds
d. About 12 minutes and 20 seconds
About 8 minutes and 20 seconds - The sun has a diameter of about 1,392,684 km, which is about 109 times
that of Earth.
Which metal has the highest melting point?
Tungsten - Tungsten has the chemical symbol W and atomic number 74.
When did Sir William Herschel discover the planet Uranus?
a. March 13, 1581
b. March 13, 1881
c. March 13, 1781
d. March 13, 1681
March 13, 1781 - In addition to discovering Uranus, William was the first person to discover the
existence of infrared radiation.
A virus is a minuscule parasitic organism that can do what?
a. Cause the body temperature to drop
b. Cause insanity
c. Destroy data on a disk
d. Reproduce only inside a host
Reproduce only inside a host - Viruses can infect all types of organisms including animals, plants,
bacteria and archaea.
When did the United States detonate its first atomic bomb in an
underwater test at the Bikini Atoll?
a. July 25, 1952
b. July 25, 1946
c. July 25, 1950
d. July 25, 1948
July 25, 1946 - Located in the Micronesian Islands of the Pacific Ocean, Bikini Atoll is listed as a
World Heritage Site.
Which celestial body did the philosopher Pythagoras name in 530
BC, although its name has now been translated into Latin?
Venus - Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.
Who invented the telescope?
b. Nicolaus Copernicus
c. Edwin Powell Hubble
d. Hans Lippershey
Hans Lippershey - The lunar crater Lippershey and the minor planet 31338 Lipperhey were named after
First published in 1687, who wrote "Mathematical Principles of
a. Gottfried Leibniz
b. Charles Babbage
c. Sir Isaac Newton
d. Pierre de Fermat
Sir Isaac Newton - Newton shares credit with Gottfried Leibniz for the invention of infinitesimal
The symbol for Germanium is what?
Ge - Germanium is used as semiconductor in transistors and various other electronic devices.
Some types of this plant can grow over three feet in just one
c. Creeping Thyme
d. Lemon Grass
Bamboo - Bamboo is a member of the grass family.
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