General Science 1
A science quiz with questions to suit all the family. To view the answers just move your mouse over the answer boxes, but no cheating!!
  1. What is the closest star to the earth?
    The Sun.
  2. What is measured using a bolometer?
    Radiant energy.
  3. What scale of wind speed was named after an English admiral?
    The Beaufort Scale.
  4. What was invented by Lazlo & Georg Biro?
    Ball Point Pen.
  5. Which metal has the chemical symbol "Co"?
    Cobalt.
  6. Of what is Seismology the study?
    Earthquakes.
  7. Which planet is known as "The Red Planet"?
    Mars.
  8. Which drug is Alexander Fleming famous for discovering?
    Penicillin.
  9. Who is credited with inventing the electric light?
    Edison.
  10. In computing terms what is ROM?
    Read Only Memory.
  11. Which Greek physician is often called "The Father of Medicine"?
    Hippocrates.
  12. What is the chemical symbol for Tungsten?
    W.
  13. What were accidently discovered by Rontgen in 1895?
    X-Rays.
  14. What is the SI unit for energy?
    Joule.
  15. In medicine what is meant by a DVT?
    Deep Vein Thrombosis.
  16. Fluorine, Chlorine and Iodine are all part of which chemical group?
    The Halogens.
  17. What is the main sugar found in milk?
    Lactose.
  18. What name is given to a polgon with 12 sides?
    Dodecagon.
  19. What is the chemical name for Vitamin C?
    Ascorbic Acid.
  20. Which element is the best conductor of electricity?
    Silver.