General Science 2 - Answers

Published: Thursday 8th July 2010
  1. What is Ascorbic Acid better known as? Vitamin C.
  2. Approximately how long does it take light to travel from the sun to the earth? Eight and a half minutes.
  3. What nationality was the physicist Nils Bohr? He was Danish.
  4. What metals combine to make pewter? Tin and Copper.
  5. Approximately what percentage of human blood is water? Around 83%.
  6. If you suffered from ANOSMIA, what sense would you be lacking? Smell.
  7. What kind of insect is a "small postman"? Butterfly.
  8. In computing what the acronym HTML stand for? Hyper Text Mark-up Language.
  9. What type of substance turns litmus from blue to red? An Acid.
  10. Which mammal has the highest blood pressure? Giraffes.
  11. Which gas makes fizzy drinks fizzy? Carbon Dioxide.
  12. Which addictive drug is named after the Greek God of dreams? Morphine.
  13. What does a PHOBOPHOBE fear? Fear itself.
  14. Which common substance has the chemical formula NaCl? Salt.
  15. What drug can be found in tonic water? Quinine.
  16. Which acid causes the sting from a stinging nettle? Formic Acid.
  17. Which fruit, not related to grapes, gets its name because it hangs in bunches? Grapefruit.
  18. Who had the misfortune to die in the first fatal air crash? Orville Wright.
  19. How many pairs of wings does a bee have? It has Two pairs of wings.
  20. In which decade did windscreen wipers first appear in the UK? 1910s [first UK patent April 1911].


  1. mike shaw says:

    question 4
    tin and copper = bronze
    pewter according to BS5140 is tin,antimony
    and copper(around 1%).

    I worked in the metals business for many years. regards Mike.

  2. Glen Armstrong says:

    18.Thomas Selfridge had that misfortune.Orville Wright was the pilot in the crash,but survived and lived for many years after !!

  3. Mark Shere says:

    Orville Wright died in 1948!!!!!!!!!

  4. David Lewis says:

    On September 17, Army lieutenant Thomas Selfridge rode along as Orville’s passenger, serving as an official observer. A few minutes into the flight at an altitude of about 100 feet (30 m), a propeller split and shattered, sending the Flyer out of control. Selfridge suffered a fractured skull in the crash and died that evening in the nearby Army hospital, becoming the first airplane crash fatality. See

  5. David Lewis says:

    Previous comment should have included the year, 1908

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