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Quiz I

  1. What sort of cage or box is an enclosure used to block electromagnetic fields?
  2. In September 1975, when the magazine New Scientist asked its readers to name the best-known scientist, which British scientist came third after Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein?
  3. What is nitrous oxide more commonly known as?
  4. At which British university did two scientists win the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics 'for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene'?

  5. In an optical system, what name is given to the measurement of how strongly the system converges or diverges light?
  6. In science, what name is given for the number of protons found in the nucleus of an atom?
  7. What is the most common element in the human body?
  8. Which fruit is a hybrid of the pomelo and mandarin?
  9. Umami is one of the five basic what?
  10. What name is given to a large molecule composed of many repeated subunits?
  11. Which physical quantity is measured in kilogram metre per seconds?
  12. What is the simplest hydrocarbon, consisting of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms?
  13. Which effect is the emission of electrons when light is shone onto a material?
  14. How many laws of thermodynamics are there in science?
  15. Name the well known test that discovers whether a solution is acidic or basic?
  16. Which term was coined in 1873 by scientist James Thomson to describe the point when the temperature and pressure of the gas, liquid, and solid phases of a substance coexist in thermodynamic equilibrium?
  17. Which English scientist's steelmaking process became the most important technique for making steel in the late nineteenth century?
  18. Which effect is the ability of certain materials to generate an electric charge in response to applied mechanical stress?
  19. Which silvery-white metallic element has the symbol Sc and atomic number 21?
  20. Name the device which uses steam to sterilize equipment invented by Charles Chamberland in 1879?
  21. In mechanics, what name is given to the support about which a lever pivots?
  22. Which Austrian monk discovered the basic principles of heredity through garden experiments and is known as the 'father of modern genetics'?
  23. Which German theoretical physicist's discovery of energy quanta won the 1918 Nobel Prize in Physics?
  24. The SI unit of capacitance is named in honour of which scientist?
  25. Which type of barometer, invented in 1844 by Lucien Vidi, is an instrument for measuring pressure without the use of liquid?
  26. At which temperature does water boil on the Fahrenheit scale?
  27. What name is given to a substance with no active therapeutic effect that is given in order to deceive the recipient into thinking that it is an active treatment?
  28. Brian Cox is professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at which university?
  29. Whic chemical element has the symbol Pb?
  30. Which Greek letter is used to represent 'the ohm' which is the SI derived unit of electrical resistance?


  1. Faraday cage
  2. Magnus Pike
  3. Laughing gas
  4. Manchester University (Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov)
  5. Focal length
  6. Atomic number
  7. Oxygen
  8. Orange
  9. Tastes
  10. A polymer
  11. Momentum
  12. Methane
  13. Photoelectric effect
  14. Four
  15. Litmus test
  16. Triple point
  17. Sir Henry Bessemer
  18. Piezoelectric Effect
  19. Scandium
  20. Autoclave
  21. Fulcrum
  22. Gregor Mendel
  23. Max Planck
  24. Michael Faraday (the farad)
  25. Aneroid barometer
  26. 212 degrees
  27. Placebo
  28. Manchester university
  29. Lead
  30. Omega