General Science Trivia Questions and Answers
Q: What process involves treating
rubber with sulfur to harden it?
Q: What scale of zero to 14 is used to measure acidity or
A: The pH scale.
Q: What O-word describes oxygen with molecules that have three
atoms instead of two?
Q: What unit of
electrical power is equal to one joule per
A: The Watt.
Q: What planet is closest in size to our
Q: What's the common name for a cubic decimeter?
A: A liter.
Q: What measure of energy comes from the Latin word meaning
A: The calorie.
Q: What's removed from water in the process of desalination?
Q: What species Amazonian electric variety packs a 650 volt
A: The eel's.
Q: What C word defines a substance that speeds a
reaction without being consumed?
Q: What's the base unit of mass in the metric system?
A: The kilogram.
Q: What cooking fuel is produced by heating wood without
Q: What's the only metal that's not a solid at room temperature?
Q: Which will yield the most BTUs of energy--a gallon of
pound of coal or a gallon of gasoline?
A: A gallon of oil.
Q: What unit of measure do you multiply by .39 to convert it to
Q: What method of underwater detection is short for "sound
navigation and ranging"?
Q: What hazardous substance is euphemistically referred to
as "mineral fiber"?
Q: What color does litmus turn when dipped into acid?
Q: What process involves heating an ore to obtain a metal?
Q: What's the U. S. equivalent of 0.45 kilograms?
A: One pound.
Q: What's defined as the distance between a lens and its focal
A: It's focal length.
Q: What energy unit is defined as the heat required to
raise one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius?
A: One Calorie.
Q: What founding father was knocked unconscious while
attempting to electrocute a turkey?
A: Benjamin Franklin..
Q: What continent is subjected to the world's largest ozone hole?
Q: What sea creature can have an eye measuring 16 inches across,
the largest in the
A: A squid.
Q: What explosive cosmic event was seen with the naked eye in
1987, for the first time in 383 years?
A: A supernova.
Q: What three terms are represented in Newton's second law
of motion F = ma?
A: Force, mass, acceleration.
Q: How many of the nine planets have moons?
Q: What were exterminated from Harvard's bio labs when they were
found to be carrying radioactive chemicals into the walls?
Q: What type of trees yield the resin used to produce turpentine?
A: Pine trees.
Q: What's the most malleable metal?