Science Trivia Questions XVIFree Trivia Questions - Printable
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The CIA is believed to have targeted Fidel Castro with this toxic
element, also used as a murder weapon in Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse. What is this 81st element?
Honda built the first humanoid robot capable of walking, calling
the process "advanced step-in mobility". But what did they name the robot?
In 2004, a potential tenth planet was named Sedna, for a sea
goddess in whose legends?
a. Inuit (Eskimos)
The year the Wright brothers actually flew, they kept it quiet,
because newspapers were laughing at whose failed attempts?
a. Tennessee Williams
b. Samuel Langley
c. Henry Ford
d. Thomas Edison
In 1909, Louis Bleriot won £1000 for being the first person to fly
across what body of water?
a. English Channel
b. Lake Superior
c. Atlantic Ocean
d. Mediterranean Sea
According to Isaac Newton's first law of motion, what happens to a
body in motion, thanks to inertia?
a. It slows down
b. It speeds up
c. It stays in motion
d. It stops
Based on its Messier number, Andromeda is known scientifically as
M31. What is it?
a. A star
b. A constellation
c. A galaxy
d. An asteroid
In its pure form, what metal has the highest thermal conductivity,
highest optical reflectivity and lowest contact resistance?
Based in New Mexico, Ed Roberts sold kits for what is called the
first PC, even though you had to build it yourself. What was it?
a. Apple II
d. Commodore 64
John Harrison, a barely educated craftsman, invented a H-4
chronometer that beat out London's smartest scientists to win a £20,000 prize for doing something. What?
a. Determining longitude
b. Setting standard time
c. Dating fossils
d. Calculating the speed of light
Often called the first roller coaster, the Gravity Pleasure Switchback Railway rocketed along at
6 mph, and was built by a preacher named LeMarcus Thompson to keep people away from what location's beer
a. Coney Island
b. Las Vegas
c. Atlantic City
d. Fort Lauderdale
Where would you find a plane's empennage?
a. Underneath it
In what century did the Montgolfier brothers make their famous
balloon ride over Paris?
Al Stewart sold ferric hexacyanoferrate, which people added to
their laundry to combat yellowing. What is this chemical?
a. Danish red
b. American white
c. Prussian blue
d. Asian yellow
When are astronomers likely to observe a peculiar phenomenon called
a. During a solar eclipse
b. During a supernova
c. During the landing of a Martian probe
d. During the Northern Lights
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