Friday, March 9, 2012

Trivia Quiz #85 - Space Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Space science trivia questions, with the answers.
  1. What was the name of the American mission to land a man on the Moon?
  2. What was the name of the American space station?
  3. Which country built the Saturn V rocket?
  4. From which areas of space can there be no escape?
  5. Who was the first man to walk on the Moon?
  6. Which objects in space emit energy in pulses?
  7. What travels around the Sun at an average speed of 185 miles per
  8. Which is the second lightest element in the universe?
  9. How many moons does Neptune have?
  10. What is the name of the thousands of small bodies which orbit the
  11. What effect is red shift an example of?
  12. How far does the Sun's gravitational influence extend?
  13. What can contract to give birth to a star?
  14. Proteus and Nereid are moons of which planet?
  15. What is the Milky Way?
  16. What is the name for the study of the structure of the universe?
  17. What units are used for measuring distances in the universe?
  18. What is another name for a shooting or falling star?
  19. What is the Latin name for the North Star?
  20. Scientists study the red shift to investigate which aspect of
  21. Which planet possesses the Galilean satellites?
  22. What is brighter than a hundred million suns?
  23. Who developed the 'aperture synthesis' method of radio astronomy?
  24. Which planet was located only in 1930?
  25. What is a parsec?
  26. Saturn's ring has how many sections?
  27. What was the name of two space probes launched in 1977 which sent
    back remarkable pictures of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune?
  28. Which planet has one moon called Charon?
  29. What are the clouds of interstellar dust, said to be the birthplace
    of stars?
  30. Which gas forms 30% of the Sun's mass?
  31. Which scientist first determined how stars make elements?
  32. What is the astronomical unit equal to 32,616 light years?
  33. What name is given to the explosive death of a star?
  34. Which is the second largest planet in the solar system?
  35. Which planet has been the focus of investigations for signs of life?
  36. In the general theory of relativity what causes space-time to be
  37. Which space probes failed to find life on Mars?
  38. Which type of celestial object emits bursts of energy at regular
  39. Which was the last Apollo mission?
  40. Which force is nothing more than the bending of space and time?
  41. Which star is as bright as 23 Suns, and is orbited by the Pup?
  42. What is the defining feature of a neutron star?

Answers to Quiz #85 - Space Trivia Quiz

  1. Apollo project.
  2. Skylab.
  3. USA.
  4. Black holes.
  5. Neil Armstrong.
  6. Pulsars.
  7. The earth.
  8. Helium.
  9. Eight.
  10. Asteroids.
  11. Doppler effect.
  12. About 1.5 light years.
  13. A nebula.
  14. Neptune.
  15. The local galaxy.
  16. Cosmology.
  17. Light years.
  18. Meteor.
  19. Polaris.
  20. The expansion of the universe.
  21. Jupiter.
  22. A supernova.
  23. Martin Ryle.
  24. Pluto.
  25. A unit of distance.
  26. Three.
  27. Voyager I and II.
  28. Pluto.
  29. Nebulae.
  30. Helium.
  31. Fred Hoyle.
  32. Parsec.
  33. Supernova.
  34. Saturn.
  35. Mars.
  36. Mass.
  37. Viking probes.
  38. Pulsar.
  39. Apollo 17.
  40. Gravitational force.
  41. Sirius.
  42. Great density.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Trivia Quiz #84 - Space Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Space science trivia quiz questions.
  1. What is the name of the force which keeps the planets in orbit around
    the sun?
  2. Which planet is covered by clouds of sulphuric acid?
  3. Which planet is named after the Roman god of war?
  4. Which planet is closest to the sun?
  5. Which two planets take less time than Earth to orbit the sun?
  6. Which planet has a day which lasts eight months?
  7. What is the term for a natural satellite?
  8. Who was the first man in space?
  9. Which was the first space probe to leave the solar system?
  10. How many US space shuttles are there?
  11. What is the approximate temperature at the surface of the Sun?
  12. What force bends light rays travelling though the universe?
  13. What is almost halfway through its 10-billion-year life, will expand
    to become a red giant and then shrink to become a white dwarf?
  14. Which planet orbits the Sun four times in the time it takes the Earth
    to go round once?
  15. What name was given to the invisible material once thought to occupy
    all space?
  16. Which is the largest moon in the solar system?
  17. Where is the Palomar telescope?
  18. Where, theoretically, might one find objects squeezed to an infinite
  19. Which is the largest moon of Saturn?
  20. Who was the first Cambridge professor of radio astronomy?
  21. Who discovered Uranus?
  22. Which is the largest planet in the solar system?
  23. What is the smallest planet in the solar system?
  24. Which is the brightest comet in the solar system?
  25. What would you find if you travelled to the centre of the solar
  26. How many planets are there in the solar system?
  27. Which planet is named after the Roman goddess of love?
  28. What kind of extraterrestrial objet has been named after the
    17th-century astronomer Edmond Halley?
  29. What was the first artificial satellite?
  30. What is the name of the space shuttle destroyed in midair 28 Jan
  31. Where is the chromosphere?
  32. What, ultimately, will the sun become?
  33. Which planet takes almost 30 Earth years to orbit the sun?
  34. What is the most distant object visible to the naked eye?
  35. Which planet is the densest?
  36. What is the name given to the super dense stars that sometimes result
    form a supernova?
  37. What is the name of the theory that the universe appears the same
    wherever and whenever viewed?
  38. Which planet has the Great Red Spot?
  39. What shape is the Milky Way?
  40. When was the first Pioneer space probe launched?
  41. Which planet id named after the sky-god who was father of the Titans?
  42. Who was the first living creature in space?
  43. Visible sunspots vary in number according to a cycle of how many
  44. Which planet is usually the furthest form the Sun, but sometimes is

Answers to Quiz #84 - Space Trivia Quiz

  1. Gravity.
  2. Venus.
  3. Mars.
  4. Mercury.
  5. Mercury and Venus.
  6. Venus.
  7. Moon.
  8. Yuri Gagarin.
  9. Pioneer 10.
  10. Four: Columbia, Endeavour, Discovery, Atlantis.
  11. 5,800 K (5.,530 C).
  12. Gravity.
  13. The sun.
  14. Mercury.
  15. Ether.
  16. Ganymede.
  17. Mount Palomar, California.
  18. Black Hole.
  19. Titan.
  20. Martin Ryle.
  21. William Herschel.
  22. Jupiter.
  23. Pluto.
  24. Halley's comet.
  25. The Sun.
  26. Nine.
  27. Venus.
  28. A Comet.
  29. Sputnik 1.
  30. Challenger.
  31. Sun.
  32. A white dwarf.
  33. Saturn.
  34. Andromeda galaxy.
  35. Earth.
  36. Neutron Stars.
  37. Steady-state theory.
  38. Jupiter.
  39. Spiral.
  40. 1958.
  41. Uranus.
  42. Laika, a dog on board the Sputnik 2.
  43. Eleven.
  44. Pluto.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Trivia Quiz #83 - Earth and Nature Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Nature, earth, and environment trivia quiz questions.
  1. What is the name given to the geological time period of 363-290
    million years ago during which coal measures were formed?
  2. Which is further north, the tropic of cancer or the tropic of
  3. What name is given to your angular distance on the Earth's surface
    relative to the equator?
  4. Which landlocked Asian country is described as the world's 'highest
    rubbish dump' because of all the refuse left behind by expeditions?
  5. What is the difference between weathering and erosion?
  6. When and where was the Mount Pinatubo eruption?
  7. What name is given to the layer of the atmosphere closest to the
    surface of the Earth?
  8. What name is given to the Earth's single continent, which existed 250
    million years ago?
  9. What component of CFCs causes destruction of ozone?
  10. Why is lead in petrol dangerous?
  11. What does a barometer measure?
  12. What is the basic chemical composition of malachite?
  13. What is the term for a fold of the Earth's crust in which the layers
    of rock dip inwards?
  14. Which clouds only occur above 10,000 meters?
  15. What is the name of the organization which controls whaling?
  16. How large is the area seated within the project BioSphere 2?
  17. What kind of a person might study a podzol?
  18. Where might you find an aurora?
  19. Which gas in the atmosphere can be turned into fertilizer by some
  20. Which layer of the Earth is believed to be formed of molten iron and
  21. Which is the world's largest nature reserve?
  22. What is the collective noun for rhinoceri?
  23. What type of rock is formed by the rapid cooling of molten lava?
  24. What name is given to the rock formations used as a source of water?
  25. How long does it take for
    the Earth to spin once on its axis?
  26. What is a very hard,
    naturally-occurring mineral, of which ruby and sapphire are gem quality
  27. Which common mineral is
    used to make casts, moulds, blackboard chalk and plaster of Paris?
  28. Corundum is a mineral
    oxide of which metal?

Answers to Quiz #83 - Earth and Nature Trivia Quiz

  1. Carboniferous.
  2. Tropic of Cancer.
  3. Latitude.
  4. Nepal.
  5. In erosion, particles of rock are transported away by wind or rain.
  6. In the Philippines, north of Manila, in 1991.
  7. Troposphere.
  8. Pangaea.
  9. Chlorine.
  10. It can affect the development of the nervous system, especially in
  11. Atmospheric pressure.
  12. Copper carbonate.
  13. Syncline.
  14. Cirrus.
  15. The International Whaling Commission or IWC.
  16. 3.5 acres.
  17. A soil scientist.
  18. The polar skies.
  19. Nitrogen.
  20. Outer core.
  21. Etosha Reserve in Namibia.
  22. Crash.
  23. Obsidian.
  24. Aquifers.
  25. One day.
  26. Corundum.
  27. Gypsum.
  28. Aluminum.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Trivia Quiz #82 - Nature and Environmental Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Nature and environment trivia quiz questions.
  1. Which Indian state is at the eastern end of the Himalayas?
  2. What is the name of the atmospheric gas which screens out the sun's
    harmful ultraviolet radiation?
  3. What is the world's deepest ocean?
  4. Which is the largest animal ever to have inhabited the Earth?
  5. What once covered 14% of the Earth's land area, but by 1991 over half
    had been destroyed?
  6. Which inland sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan is fast
    disappearing because the rivers that feed it have been diverted and
  7. The damaged Chernobyl nuclear power station is situated in which
  8. What type of rock is granite?
  9. What type of rock is basalt?
  10. What is the main constituent of natural gas?
  11. What is the term for nutrient enrichment of lakes?
  12. Which of the Earth's atmospheric layers reflects radio waves?
  13. Which gas forms 80% of Earth's atmosphere?
  14. In which mountain chain would you find Mount Everest?
  15. What is the collective term for substances such as coal, oil and
    natural gas, the burning of which produces carbon dioxide?
  16. What contributes to the greenhouse effect at lower atmospheric
    levels, but in the upper atmosphere protects life on Earth?
  17. What is the name of the process by which substances are washed out of
    the soil?
  18. Who was director of the environmental pressure group Friends of the
    Earth 1984 - 90?
  19. Which European country is committed to decommissioning all of its
    nuclear reactors?
  20. Which Canadian city gave its name to the 1987world agreement on
    protection of the ozone layer?
  21. Five-legged creatures have damaged which 1250 mile long wonder of the
  22. The dodo was a native bird of which island?
  23. What is the name given to the study of earthquakes?
  24. How do igneous rocks form?
  25. How many carats is pure gold?
  26. Marble is formed by the metamorphosis of which rock?
  27. Which common water pollutant is believed to be harmful to newborn
  28. Which radioactive substance sometimes occurs naturally in spring
  29. What natural feature covers approximately 6% of the Earth's land
    surface, and harbors 40% of the Earth's species?
  30. What name is given to the huge growths of algae sometimes seen in
    polluted lakes and rivers?
  31. What was the name of the dioxin-containing defoliant used during the

    Vietnam war by the USA army?
  32. In which area of the world do tropical rainforests occur?
  33. CITES is an international agreement on which environmental problem?
  34. What is the approximate circumference of the earth?
  35. What prevents the earth's atmosphere from floating out into space?
  36. What element give amethyst its violet color?
  37. Which of the emissions from cars are acidic?
  38. Which quarry in the Italian region of Tuscany is renowned for the
    quality of its marble?
Answers to Quiz #82- Nature and Environment Trivia Answers

  1. Assam.
  2. Ozone.
  3. Pacific.
  4. Blue Whale.
  5. Rainforest.
  6. Aral Sea.
  7. Ukraine.
  8. Igneous.
  9. Igneous.
  10. Methane.
  11. Eutrophication.
  12. Ionosphere.
  13. Nitrogen.
  14. Himalayas.
  15. Fossil fuel.
  16. Ozone.
  17. Leaching.
  18. Jonathon Porritt.
  19. Sweden.
  20. Montreal.
  21. Great Barrier Reef.
  22. Mauritius.
  23. Seismology.
  24. From cooling volcanic lava.
  25. 24.
  26. Limestone.
  27. Nitrate.
  28. Radon.
  29. Tropical rainforest.
  30. A bloom.
  31. Agent Orange.
  32. On or near the equator.
  33. The trade in endangered species.
  34. 24,900 miles.
  35. Gravity.
  36. Manganese.
  37. Nitrogen oxides.
  38. Carrara.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Trivia Quiz #81 - Nature, Earth, and Environmental Trivia Quiz

Earth, nature, and environment trivia quiz questions.
  1. Which gas released by car exhausts, stops the blood hemoglobin from
    working correctly?
  2. What name is given to the hard white material of elephant tusks?
  3. What device is added to a car's exhaust system to reduce pollution?
  4. Which Australian mammal lays eggs?
  5. What is the term for something that will break down naturally?
  6. Which is the most common gas in the atmosphere?
  7. Which fuel is formed by the fossilization of plants?
  8. Oxygen forms approximately what proportion of the atmosphere?
  9. What kind of tide appears at full Moon?
  10. What is the term given to the study of the weather?
  11. What is the second most common gas in the atmosphere?
  12. What is the name given to the outermost layer of the Earth?
  13. Which country produces the world's largest quantity of municipal
    waste per person per year?
  14. Which is the largest national park in Europe?
  15. Which sea is so highly polluted that the Barcelona Convention was set
    up in 976 to try and clean it up?
  16. What was the viral disease controversially introduced into Britain
    during the 1950s to reduce the rabbit population?
  17. What is the collective noun for larks?
  18. What is the scientific scale for measuring the hardness of rocks?
  19. What is the world's smallest continent?
  20. Which gas forms approximately 1% of the atmosphere?
  21. What is the term for the energy obtained from hot, underground rocks?
  22. What name is given to the rocks swallowed by dinosaurs to assist
    their digestion?
  23. Which animal has been hunted almost to extinction because of its
  24. Which chemical, commonly used to increase crop yield, sometimes
    contaminates drinking water?
  25. Where is the Glacier Bay national park?
  26. When you recycle a drink can, which metal is it you are recovering?
  27. What is the earth's core made of?
  28. What is the name of the liquid rock which pours from a volcano?
  29. What is the term applied to the process of gathering together weather
    forecasts from various recording stations?
  30. What kind of natural phenomenon 'meanders'?
  31. What is a cloud?
  32. What is the collective name for rain hail, snow, and sleet?
  33. What is the hardest natural substance known?
  34. What was the name of the ship that spilt 85,000 tons of oil off the
    Shetland Islands in 1993?
  35. What is the collective noun for crows?
  36. What are the three main greenhouse gases?
  37. 25% of which traditional British feature was cut down between 1945
    and 1985 because of agricultural mechanization?
  38. What is the maximum speed of a garden snail: 0.03 mph, 0.3 mph, or 3
  39. Someone who studies tectonics is probably an expert in which field?
  40. What common mineral is formed by the fossilization of vegetation?
  41. Which theory compares the Earth to a living organism?
  42. In which part of the atmosphere is the ozone layer?
  43. Where are you likely to come across a laccolith?
Answers to Quiz #81 - Nature and Earth Trivia Answers

  1. Carbon Monoxide.
  2. Ivory.
  3. Catalytic converter.
  4. Duck-billed platypus.
  5. Biodegradable.
  6. Nitrogen.
  7. Coal.
  8. 20%.
  9. Spring tide.
  10. Meteorology.
  11. Oxygen.
  12. Crust.
  13. USA.
  14. Hobe Tauern in Austria.
  15. Mediterranean Sea.
  16. Myxomatosis.
  17. Exhalation.
  18. Mohs' scale.
  19. Australia.
  20. Argon.
  21. Geothermal.
  22. Gastroliths.
  23. Rhinoceros.
  24. Nitrate.
  25. S E Alaska.
  26. Aluminum.
  27. Molten iron and nickel.
  28. Lava.
  29. Synoptic forecasting.
  30. A river.
  31. Water vapor condensed into droplets.
  32. Precipitation.
  33. Diamond.
  34. Braer.
  35. Murder.
  36. Carbon dioxide; methane; chlorofluorocarbons.
  37. Hedges / hedgrerows.
  38. 0.03 mph.
  39. Movement of continental plates.
  40. Coal.
  41. Gala hypothesis.
  42. Stratosphere.
  43. In igneous rock.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Trivia Quiz #80 - Science Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers About the Human Body

Human body science trivia quiz questions
  1. Which parts of the body are formed by the bones of the metatarsals
    and phalanges?
  2. What is the fluid that lubricates and cushions the movable joints
    between the bones?
  3. What is the oxygen-carrying protein found in the red blood cells of
    the body?
  4. What are the chemicals produced by the endocrine glands to control
    body functions?
  5. Where in the human body do you find the alveoli?
  6. What name is given to the genetic make-up of an individual?
  7. A bone is joined to a muscle by which structure?
  8. What is the biggest bone in the body?
  9. Which of the retina's cells can distinguish between different
    wavelengths of light?
  10. What is the name of the large buttock and thigh muscle?
  11. Which hormone causes male sexual development?
  12. Which part of the brain controls the heart rate?
  13. How many genes are there in the human genome?
  14. When the egg is released from the ovary, what is left behind?
  15. What is an overgrowth of fibrous tissue, usually produced at the site
    of a scar?
  16. Which is the only vein in the body to carry oxygenated blood?
  17. Which human body organ weighs about 2 kilos?
  18. What is the threshold of noise-induced pain, measured in decibels?
  19. Which name is given to the heart chamber which receives blood?
  20. Which organ makes bile?
  21. What kind of joint is the hip?
  22. What term is given to the lymphocytes which mature in the thymus?
  23. Where is the sinoatrial node?
  24. What is the substance that the body over-produces in an allergic
    reaction to pollen?
  25. Where is the pituitary gland?
  26. Which organ of the body secretes insulin?
  27. Where are the semicircular canals?
  28. Which part of the gut absorbs water from thje food?
  29. Where would you find the islets of Langerhans?
  30. What is the colored muscle that responds involuntarily to light?
  31. What is the name of the enzyme produced in the mouth?
  32. Which glands secrete estrogen?
  33. The pituitary controls many hormones, but what controls the
  34. What is the pigment that colors skin?
  35. Which tissue secretes progesterone during the second half of the
    menstrual cycle?
  36. Which gland secretes the corticosteroids?
  37. What are the natural pain-killing substances produced in the brain
    and pituitary gland?
  38. In which organ are the feces formed?
  39. What is the function of the islets of Langerhans?
  40. What is the scientific name for the heart's pacemaker?
  41. Which hormone helps control ovulation?
  42. What hormone was discovered by John Jacob Abel?
  43. What is the substance produced by hard exercise and oxygen debt,
    causing stiffness in the muscles?
  44. Where would you find the carotid arteries?
  45. Of what do we have 52 in a lifetime, 20 of which are deciduous?
  46. Which protein forms hair and nails?
Answers to Quiz #80 - Human Body Trivia Answers

  1. Feet.
  2. Synovial fluid.
  3. Hemoglobin.
  4. Hormones.
  5. Lung.
  6. Genotype.
  7. Tendon.
  8. Femur.
  9. Cone cells.
  10. Gluteus maximus.
  11. Testosterone.
  12. Medulla oblongata.
  13. 80,000.
  14. Corpus luteum.
  15. Keloid.
  16. Pulmonary vein.
  17. Liver.
  18. 140db.
  19. Atrium.
  20. Liver.
  21. Ball-and-socket.
  22. T cells.
  23. Heart.
  24. Histamine.
  25. In the brain.
  26. Pancreas.
  27. The inner ear.
  28. Colon.
  29. Pancreas.
  30. Iris.
  31. Salivary amylase.
  32. Ovaries.
  33. Hypothalamus.
  34. Melanin.
  35. Corpus luteum.
  36. Adrenal.
  37. Endorphins.
  38. Colon.
  39. They secrete insulin.
  40. Sinoatrial node.
  41. Luteinizing hormone.
  42. Adrenaline.
  43. Lactic acid.
  44. Neck.
  45. Teeth.
  46. Keratin.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Trivia Quiz #79 - Science Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers About the Human Body

Human body trivia quiz questions
  1. Which part of the brain regulates physiological stability in the
  2. Which organ is responsible for regulating the blood sugar level?
  3. Which organ makes urine?
  4. What is the scapula?
  5. What is the scientific name for the human ''tail'?
  6. Where are the ossicles?
  7. When might a person show rapid eye movement (REM)?
  8. Which organ removes excess water from the blood?
  9. Which is the most acidic part of the digestive system?
  10. A deficiency of which vitamin can cause scurvy?
  11. What is the average human body temperature when taken by a
    thermometer under the tongue.
  12. What are the two main veins in the neck, returning blood from the
    brain to the heart?
  13. What is the term fro a series of uncontrollable  intakes of air
    caused by sudden spasms of the diaphragm?
  14. Which part of the eye contains about 137 million light-sensitive
    cells in one square inch?
  15. What is the more common name for the tympanic membrane?
  16. What is the name for a red blood cell?
  17. What is the scientific name for the windpipe?
  18. Where do the Graafian follicles develop?
  19. Which part of the body produces the excretory product urea?
  20. Where would you find the pisiform bone?
  21. What is the scientific name for the kneecap?
  22. What is protected by the cranium?
  23. What is the name of the large muscle just beneath the lungs?
  24. Where in the body is the thyroid?
  25. Which glands secrete adrenaline?
  26. Which organ in the body stores excess sugar as glycogen?
  27. What name is given to the small bones which form the spinal column?
  28. Which teeth are the third molars, and are always the last to0 erupt?
  29. What is secreted by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar levels?
  30. Where in the body are the cerebellum, the medulla and the
  31. What makes up 60-70% of human body weight?
  32. What beats more than 2,000 million times during an average lifetime -
    or about 72 beats per minute?
  33. What are the very narrow blood vessels which form a network between
    arteries and veins?
  34. What is the name of the membrane enclosing the fluid around the
  35. What is the ring of bones at the hip called?
  36. What is the colorless liquid, consisting of plasma and white cells,
    which bathes the body tissues?
  37. What tube connects the kidney to the bladder?
  38. What is the name of the structural tissue found in the ear, the nose,
    and in between the vertebral discs?
  39. Which artery supplies the kidney with blood?
  40. Which organ destroys old red blood cells?
  41. Which three bones are collectively known as the auditory ossicles?
  42. How many chambers has the heart?
  43. How many ventricles are there in the human heart?
  44. What is the scientific name for the tube connecting the mouth with
    the stomach?
Answers to Quiz #79 - Human Body Trivia Answers

  1. Hypothalamus.
  2. Pancreas.
  3. Kidney.
  4. Shoulder blade.
  5. Coccyx.
  6. In the ear.
  7. During sleep.
  8. Kidney.
  9. Stomach.
  10. Vitamin C.
  11. 98.4 degrees F.
  12. Jugular veins.
  13. Hiccups.
  14. Retina.
  15. Ear drum.
  16. Erythrocyte.
  17. Trachea.
  18. Ovaries.
  19. Liver.
  20. Wrist.
  21. Patella.
  22. Brain.
  23. Diaphragm.
  24. The neck.
  25. Adrenal glands.
  26. Liver.
  27. Vertebrae.
  28. Wisdom teeth.
  29. Insulin.
  30. Brain.
  31. Water.
  32. Heart.
  33. Capillaries.
  34. Amnion; amniotic membrane.
  35. Pelvic girdle.
  36. Lymph.
  37. Ureter.
  38. Cartilage.
  39. Renal artery.
  40. Spleen.
  41. Hammer; anvil; stirrup.
  42. Four.
  43. Two.
  44. Oesophagus.