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France launched its first satellite, a 92.6-pound device named Asterix, in what year?
1965 - The USSR launched the first satelite named Sputnik 1 in 1957.
The moon's distance from the Earth varies by about 30,500 miles. What is the average distance?
a. About 238,857 miles
b. About 124,240 miles
c. About 1 million miles
d. About 502,280 miles
About 238,857 miles - The moon is approximately 4.527 billion years old.
According to studies and statistics gathered, when do most heart attacks tend to occur?
a. 6 to 9 p.m.
b. 6 to 9 a.m.
c. 12 to 5 p.m.
d. 1 to 5 a.m.
6 to 9 a.m. - The most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort.
What is "Petrology"?
a. Study of rocks
b. Science of vegetation
c. Study of pets
d. Science of petroleum
Study of rocks - There are three branches of petrology that correspond to the three types of rocks.
What is the approximate temperature at the center of the Earth?
a. 2,800 degrees F
b. 9,800 degrees F
c. 5,800 degrees F
d. 15,800 degrees F
9,800 degrees F - The Earth's core consists mainly of liquid iron.
Which astronomer and mathematician initally developed the idea of "Retrograde Motion"?
Ptolemy - Ptolemy lived in the city of Alexandria from AD 90 until his death in AD 168.
How is the median length of a trapezoid calculated?
a. It is the product of the bases
b. It is the difference of the bases
c. It is the difference of the bases squared
d. It is the average of the two bases
It is the average of the two bases - A trapezoid is a quadrilateral that has two parallel sides.
Which computer scientist is best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web?
a. William Netscape
b. Tim Berners-Lee
c. Steve Jobs
d. Bill Gates
Tim Berners-Lee - Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004.
Whose theorem states that an angle inscribed in a semicircle is a right angle?
Thales - Thales is believed to be the first known mathematician in recorded history.
Discovered by accident in 1856 by a British chemistry student named William Perkin, what is the name of the first aniline dye?
Mauveine - William was 18 years old at the time.
Who would most likely use a "Venn Diagram"?
a. A Pathologist
b. A Botanist
c. A Cardiologist
d. A Set Theorist
A Set Theorist - Also known as a set diagram, a Venn diagram shows all the possible logical relations amongst a finite collection of sets.
Which of the following materials is stronger than steel?
Kevlar - Five times stronger than steel, Kevlar is a material that is formed by combining para-phenylenediamine and terephthaloyl chloride.
What name is given to plants whose seeds are enclosed inside the fruit they produce?
Angiosperms - There are an estimated 352,000 species of angiosperms.
Nucleic acid which includes DNA was first discovered in 1869 by which physician and biologist?
a. Friedrich Miescher
b. Francis Crick
c. Gregor Mendel
d. James D. Watson
Friedrich Miescher - Friedrich Miescher is also known for substantiating that carbon dioxide assemblies in the blood regulate breathing.
Roughly the size of a soccer ball, the eyes of what animal are the largest on the planet?
a. Colossal Squid
b. Blue Whale
c. Large Swordfish
d. Spook Fish
Colossal Squid - Most scientists agree that the eyes of the Colossal Squid are probably the largest eyes that have ever existed.
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