General Science 1 - Answers

Published: Sunday 9th May 2010
  1. What is measured on the "Beaufort Scale"? Wind speeds.
  2. How many pairs of chromosomes are there in the human body? There are 23.
  3. Name the SIX Noble or inert gases. Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon and Radon.
  4. Which acid was known as "Aqua fortis" or strong water? Nitric Acid.
  5. What is the scientific study of the nature of diseases and their causes? Pathology.
  6. Who was known as "The Father of Geometry"? Euclid.
  7. Which part of a flower produces pollen? The Stamen.
  8. How many bits are there in a byte? There are EIGHT.
  9. Which two metals combine to form brass? Copper and Zinc.
  10. Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG) is commonly used as a food additive, what function does it serve? A Flavour Enhancer.
  11. What hormone is produced in the "Islets of Langerhans" in the pancreas? Insulin.
  12. What is the characteristic smell of Hydrogen Sulphide? Rotten Eggs.
  13. The leaves of the eucalyptus tree are the principle food of what marsupial? The Koala.
  14. What temperature is the same on both the centigrade and Fahrenheit scales? The temperature is -40 degrees.
  15. What are the FOUR stomachs of a cow called? Reticulum, Omasum, Abomasum and The Rumen.
  16. The lack of which vitamin gives rise to "beri-beri"? Vitamin B1 [Thiamine].
  17. What is a LED? Light Emitting Diode.
  18. Which is the most abundant gas in the Earth's atmosphere? Nitrogen.
  19. What was discovered by Watson and Crick in 1951? The structure of DNA.
  20. What is an "ishihara" test used for? To check for Colour Blindness.

One Comment

  1. Mark Shere says:

    Watson and Crick discovered the construction of DNA in 1953.

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