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Pistol Random Trivia

A short collection of random general trivia related to Nobel Prize Winners, similar awards, and a bit on computer terms. 10 Questions.

 
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1

Who was the first heir to the British crown to take a bachelor's degree?

  • Charles, prince of Wales
  • King Edward VII
  • King Alfred

2

Who was honoured with the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of cancer-inducing viruses in 1966?

  • Charles Brenton Huggins
  • Haldan Keffer Hartline
  • Francis Peyton Rous

3

What is the name for a supplementary memory system that temporarily stores frequently used instructions and data for quicker processing by the central processor of a computer?

  • Cache memory
  • Random-access memory
  • Compact disc read-only memory

4

Which one of the following did Nobel laureate Alexander Fleming discover?

  • Oxygen
  • Penicillin
  • Jupiter

5

In which area of physics was Albert Einstein awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921?

  • Theory of gravitation
  • General theory of relativity
  • Explanation of the photoelectric effect

6

Name the Nobel laureate whose daughter and son-in-law were jointly awarded a Nobel Prize?

  • Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen
  • Pierre Curie
  • Henri Becquerel

7

Which Nobel laureate's son was also awarded a Nobel Prize?

  • Neils Bohr
  • Max Planck
  • Robert Andrews Millikan

8

Which Asian politician, corecipient with Henry Kissinger, declined the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1973?

  • Dalai Lama
  • Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Le Duc Tho

9

Besides physics, in which other field was Marie Curie awarded the Nobel Prize?

  • Literature
  • Chemistry
  • Physiology or Medicine

10

What is the name of the process of disguising information as "ciphertext"?

  • Data encryption
  • Decryption
  • Coding

 

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