Quiz 7 – Physics by Chris

This quiz was contributed by “Chris”. Thanks a lot!

  1. What is zero degrees Kelvin in Celsius?
  2. What did the Manhattan project create in 1945?
  3. In what year did Newton come up with the theory of gravity  inspired by seeing an apple fall from a tree?
  4. Salt is made up of two elements.  What are they?
  5. Radio waves, wi-fi signals and X-rays are all examples of what?
  6. “If I could do it all again, I’d be a plumber.” was said by who?
  7. Graphine and bucky-balls are both made from what?
  8. Neil Armstrong and Buz Aldrin were the first two men on the moon.  Who remained in the orbiting capsule whilst they did this?
  9. What is the farthest man-made object from earth?
  10. Oumuamua  is the name of the first what, seen first in October 2017 and is Hawaiian for “scout”?
  11. What is the name of the famous box based thought experiment about quantum mechanics?
  12. What is the estimated age of the universe? a) Half a billion years old b) 14 billion years old c) 227 billion years old
  13. Alfred Nobel set up prizes for science, peace  and literature.  But before this, what did he invent?
  14. Earth is on average about 93 million miles from the sun.  So how far does it travel in one year? a) 584 million miles b) 684 million miles c) 784 million miles
  15. One astronomical unit, or AU, is 93 million miles (150 million km). This is the distance between which two celestial bodies?
  16. You can make a wine glass “sing” by running your finger gently around the lip.  If you add water to the glass, does the pitch: Go up, go down or stay the same?
  17. If I weigh 60kg and then took my bathroom scales to the moon, what would it read my weight as? 1Kg, 6Kg, 10Kg?
  18. Carbon dioxide is solid below -78 Celsius.  What happens to it when you raise it a little above this temperature?
  19. Atoms are made up of neutrons, protons and what other particle?
  20. Red giants and white dwarves are examples of what?


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