Science Trivia Questions #28Free Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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One of the largest land carnivores of all time, on which continent did the Tyrannosaurus Rex once live?
a. South America
b. North America
North America - Nicknamed Sue, the largest complete specimen of a T Rex measures 40 feet long and 13 feet tall at the hips.
Although its development was achieved with the work of many scientists, who is generally regarded as the chief inventor of the television?
a. Charles Babbage
b. Charles Francis Jenkins
c. John Logie Baird
d. Alexander Graham Bell
John Logie Baird - The Scottish Science Hall of Fame has listed Baird as one of the 10 greatest Scottish scientists in history.
The malleable metal alloy pewter is made from which of the following?
a. Copper, Antimony, Bismuth and Tin
b. Lead and Bronze
c. Copper, Gold and Tin
d. Copper and Bronze
Copper, Antimony, Bismuth and Tin - Lead was once commonly used for pewter.
The fifth planet from the Sun, which planet can be found between Mars and Saturn in our Solar System?
Jupiter - A gas giant, Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System.
Which well-known English theoretical physicist suffers from a motor neuron disease, which leaves him almost entirely paralysed?
a. Leonard Mlodinow
b. Richard Dawkins
c. Stephen Hawking
d. Carl Sagan
Stephen Hawking - Hawkin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.
Ascorbic acid is a vitamin which most of us consume every day. By what name is ascorbic acid better known?
a. Vitamin B
b. Vitamin C
c. Vitamin D
d. Vitamin A
Vitamin C - It was originally called L-hexuronic acid.
What unit of measurement do we use to measure electrical current?
Amperes - Considered the father of electrodynamics, Amperes were named after Andre-Marie Ampere.
Having written close to 500 books, what science fiction writer wrote the three laws of robotics?
a. Douglas Adams
b. Ray Bradbury
c. H. G. Wells
d. Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov - Dead at the age of 72 in 1992, Isaac was a long-time member and the vice president of Mensa International.
What is the colored part of your eye that controls how much light passes through your pupil called?
Iris - The iris consists of two layers - the stroma and pigmented epithelial cells (giving your eyes their color).
Most flowers contain a male reproductive organ called the "stamen" and a female organ called?
Pistil - The peduncle is the stalk of a flower.
The double-helix shaped molecule that forms the genetic material of all organisms is known as?
DNA - Its full name is deoxyribonucleic acid.
I'm not a superhero's nemesis, but rather a noble gas. What am I?
Krypton - The six noble gases that occur naturally are helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon and radon.
Which of the following is the study of the interaction of organisms with each other and their environment?
Ecology - Ecology includes biology and Earth sciences.
How many moons does the closest planet to the Sun have?
0 - Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and it has no moons.
If I had one liter of beer, how many centiliters of beer would I have?
a. 100 centiliters
b. 10 centiliters
c. 1000 centiliters
d. 10,000 centiliters
100 centiliters - There are ten milliliters in one centiliter.
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