Easy Science & Technology Quiz 1 (20 Questions)

1.) What scientific instrument measures atmospheric pressure?

2.) What name belongs to male rhinoceroses?

3.) What species of bird lays the largest eggs irrespective of body size?

4.) James Murray Spangler added what feature to the vacuum cleaner in 1906 with the intent of loosening dust prior to the primary vacuuming action?

5.) Patented in 1883 by William Purvis, what office equipment enabled secretaries to “sign” letters for their bosses?

6.) What name belonged to Earth’s first artificial satellite?

7.) What name belongs to the hybrid formed by a cross between a false killer whale and a bottlenose dolphin?

8.) Loring Coes – not Charles Moncky as often reported – invented what tool in 1840?

9.) What medical text begins with the following statement?

“I swear by Apollo the physician, by Aesculapius, Hygeia and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment the following Oath…”

10.) Pertaining to the experiments conducted by Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov, Pavlov’s dog performed what response after the ringing of a bell?

11.) The first letter from each of what three words constitute the initialism MRI when referring to the radiologic process?

12.) An anemometer measures what?

13.) The Hindenburg crashed and exploded on May 6th, 1937 as a result of what gas contained inside the dirigible?

14.) The first letter from each of what five words constitute the acronym SCUBA?

15.) Levant M. Richardson added what to roller skate wheels in 1884 with the intent of increasing speed by reducing friction?

16.) Experts rank what breed of dog above the basset hound in terms of its sense of smell?

17.) What tree produces larger seeds than any other species of tree?

18.) Invented in 1972, Sinclair Radionics introduced the Sinclair Executive, the world’s first “pocket” variety of what?

19.) Apart from its engine, what part of a Concorde reaches the hottest temperatures during flight?

20.) What freshwater fish disease shares its name with a three-letter English slang term for something distasteful?

Answers
1.) a barometer
2.) bulls
3.) ostriches
4.) rotating brushes
5.) the self-inking hand stamp
6.) Sputnik I
7.) a wolphin
8.) the monkey wrench
9.) the Hippocratic Oath
10.) drooling
11.) magnetic resonance imaging
12.) wind speed
13.) hydrogen
14.) self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
15.) ball bearings
16.) the bloodhound
17.) the palm tree
18.) calculator
19.) its nose
20.) ick

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