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Pistol Science Quiz 2

A short general science quiz. 10 Questions.

 
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1

Which planet has the strongest magnetic field?

  • Earth
  • Mars
  • Jupiter

2

Which of the following is used to capture solar energy and convert it into thermal energy?

  • Flat-plate collector
  • Leyden jar
  • Van de Graaff generator

3

What device converts sunlight to electricity?

  • Liquid-crystal display
  • Photovoltaic cell
  • Optical fibre

4

Which precious metal is widely employed as a catalyst?

  • Platinum
  • Silver
  • Gold

5

Which common element, once called brimstone, or "the stone that burns," is now commonly pumped up from underground deposits using various industrial processes?

  • Magnesium
  • Sulfur
  • Phosphorus

6

In the 18th century, Englishman Stephen Hales inserted a tube into a blood vessel and allowed the blood to rise up the tube, thus measuring what aspect of circulation?

  • Heart rate
  • Pulse
  • Blood pressure

7

What award in mathematics is considered to be the equivalent of the Nobel Prize?

  • Albert Lasker Award
  • Fields Medal
  • Charles Stark Draper Award

8

John Wesley Hyatt, an American inventor, combined nitrocellulose with other volatile ingredients to make the first of what important material?

  • Smokeless gunpowder
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Plastics

9

Which World War II weapon did U.S. General George S. Patton call the greatest battle implement ever devised?

  • M1 Garand rifle
  • Bazooka
  • Sherman tank

10

Stephanie Kwolek, employed by the DuPont Company from the 1940s to the 1980s is famous for helping to invent a revolutionary new synthetic fibre essential to which apparel?

  • Nylon stockings
  • Spandex sportswear
  • Kevlar bulletproof vests

 

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