General Science 3 - Answers

Published: Sunday 18th September 2011
  1. What name is given to the temperature above which it is impossible to liquefy a gas, no matter what the pressure? The Critical Temperature [or point].
  2. How much louder to the human ear is 30dB when compared to 10dB? Four times as loud.
  3. What is the unit of measurement the Clusel used to measure? The power of a vacuum pump.
  4. Named after a Swedish physicist, what unit is used for measuring the wavelength of light? The Angstrom.
  5. What name is given to the study of movements of rocks on the Earth's surface? Tectonics.
  6. What was photographed for the first time in October 1959? The dark side of the moon.
  7. Which of the body's organs are affected by Bright's disease? The Kidneys.
  8. Of what is the PASCAL the SI unit for? Pressure or stress.
  9. What is the main constituent of Natural gas? Methane.
  10. In which part of the body is PEPSIN produced? The Stomach.
  11. Which units are used to measure radioactivity? Becquerels.
  12. Which artery supplies the kidneys with blood? Renal Artery.
  13. Who gave his name to the Absolute scale of temperature? Kelvin.
  14. Which is the longest bone in the human body? The Femur.
  15. What is the green colouring found in plants? Chlorophyll.
  16. Who discovered the Three basic laws of planetary motion? Kepler.
  17. What are the Coleoptera order of insects more commonly known as? Beetles and Weevils.
  18. What is the common name for the Scapula? The Shoulder Blade.
  19. What is the female reproductive organ of a flower called? Pistil.
  20. What is the common name for the disease TRISMUS? Lockjaw.