Astraios Knowledge Bank -1

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Astraios Knowledge Bank -1

Welcome to the Astraios Knowledge and Trivia Program brought to you by Mitchell's Cosmic Adventure (science website) developed by John Mitchell, Jr. A science classroom teacher for 42 years working for the improvement of science education for high school students. My goal is (1) Increase your test-taking skills; (2) Teach you fun, serious, and strange facts about SCIENCE; and (3) Develop Science Trivia and/or Science Bowl Teams at your school. Each test has an unlimited number of attempts. Each attempt will randomly select 25 questions for your test and there is a 20 minute timer which turns on after entering your first and last name. If you need assistance to set-up a team please complete the Astraios Knowledge and Trivia Team Sheet found on my website! Good Luck and


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Chemistry:  What is the most malleable metal known to man?
    • A. 

      Aluminum - Al

    • B. 

      Gold - Au

    • C. 

      Iron - Fe

    • D. 

      Magnesium - Mg

  • 2. 
    COMPUTER SCIENCE: What high-level computer language was named after a French mathematician and philosopher?
    • A. 

      Applesoft

    • B. 

      Basic

    • C. 

      COBOL

    • D. 

      Pascal

  • 3. 
    SPACE SCIENCE: What Mercury astronaut had a pulse rate of 170 at lift-off?John Glenn, Alan Shepard or Gus Grissom?
    • A. 

      Shepard, Alan

    • B. 

      Grissom, Gus

    • C. 

      Glenn, John

    • D. 

      Bean, Alan

  • 4. 
    TRANSPORTATION:  What type of vessel was powered by a hand-cranked propeller when first used in combat in 1176?
    • A. 

      Aircraft

    • B. 

      Power Motor Boat

    • C. 

      Submarine

    • D. 

      Ultra-light aircraft

  • 5. 
    CHEMISTRY:  What radioactive element is extracted from carnotite and pitchblende?
    • A. 

      Aluminum

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Sulfur

    • D. 

      Uranium

  • 6. 
    PHYSICS:  What optical aids was nearsighted model Grace Robin the first to show off in 1930?
    • A. 

      Bifocal glasses

    • B. 

      Contact Lenses

    • C. 

      Trifocal glasses

  • 7. 
    Human Anatomy:   What butterfly-shaped gland is located just in front of the windpipe?
    • A. 

      Hypothalamus Gland

    • B. 

      Pineal Gland

    • C. 

      Thyroid Gland

    • D. 

      Testes

  • 8. 
    PHYSICS:   What's short for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation"?
    • A. 

      LASER

    • B. 

      LED

    • C. 

      MASER

    • D. 

      TASER

  • 9. 
    BOTANY:   What sticky sweetener was traditionally used as an antiseptic ointment for cuts and burns?
    • A. 

      Brown Sugar

    • B. 

      Honey

    • C. 

      Raw Sugar

    • D. 

      White Sugar

  • 10. 
    PHYSICS:  What is a single unit of quanta called?
    • A. 

      Reflex Wave

    • B. 

      Spin Wave

    • C. 

      Quantum

  • 11. 
    ASTRONOMY: What was the first planet to be discovered using the telescope in 1781?
    • A. 

      Mars

    • B. 

      Venus

    • C. 

      Neptune

    • D. 

      Uranus

    • E. 

      Jupiter

  • 12. 
    Chemistry: What V-word is defined as "the ability of a liquid to resist flowing."?
    • A. 

      Boiling Point

    • B. 

      Melting Point

    • C. 

      Malleability

    • D. 

      Viscosity

    • E. 

      Velocity

  • 13. 
    GENERAL SCIENCE: What unit of measure was originally designed to be one forty-millionth of the Earth's circumference?
    • A. 

      Kilometer

    • B. 

      Meter

    • C. 

      Mile

    • D. 

      Parsec

  • 14. 
    LIFE SCIENCE:  What is sometimes dubbed Biosphere I?
    • A. 

      The Earth

    • B. 

      The Ocean

    • C. 

      Mars

    • D. 

      Moon

    • E. 

      Venus

  • 15. 
    SPACE SCIENCE:  What boxcar-sized instrument was repaired by the crew of the shuttle Endeavor in 1993?
    • A. 

      ROST IV

    • B. 

      GPS IIR11

    • C. 

      Hubble Space Telescope

    • D. 

      Galaxy 14

  • 16. 
    General: Walt Disney was the creator of which popular animated cartoon character?
    • A. 

      Betty Boop

    • B. 

      Bugs Bunny

    • C. 

      Garfield

    • D. 

      Mickey Mouse

    • E. 

      Superman

  • 17. 
    Aviation Science:  Who was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone?
    • A. 

      Marie Curie

    • B. 

      Amelia Earhart

    • C. 

      Margaret Mitchell

    • D. 

      Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  • 18. 
    Space Science: how many planets are in our solar system this year?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      12

  • 19. 
    Space Science:  In the zodiac, Taurus is best known as....
    • A. 

      The Bull

    • B. 

      The Fish

    • C. 

      The Lion

    • D. 

      The Ram

    • E. 

      The Rat

  • 20. 
    Life Science: On which continent can the kangaroo be found?
    • A. 

      Asia

    • B. 

      Australia

    • C. 

      Europe

    • D. 

      North America

    • E. 

      South America

  • 21. 
    SPACE SCIENCE:  The word aphelion refers to the point in a planet's orbit when it is...
    • A. 

      Farthest from the Earth

    • B. 

      Farthest from the Moon

    • C. 

      Farthest from the Sun

    • D. 

      Nearest the Earth

    • E. 

      Nearest the Moon

    • F. 

      Nearest the Sun

  • 22. 
    BOTANY: Which of these common plants are poisonous?
    • A. 

      Azalea

    • B. 

      Daffodil

    • C. 

      Hyacinth

    • D. 

      All answers which are displayed

  • 23. 
    GEOLOGY:  How many continents are there on Earth?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      8

    • E. 

      12

  • 24. 
    Atomic Physics: The world of particle physics is incredible and often very strange! What is another name given to particle physics due to the speeds used in colliding atoms?
    • A. 

      High Friction Physics

    • B. 

      High Energy Physics

    • C. 

      Low Energy Physics

    • D. 

      Low Friction Physics

  • 25. 
    CHEMISTRY: What suntan lotion was developed by Dr. Ben Green in 1944 to protect pilots who bailed out over the Pacific?
    • A. 

      Blue 2000

    • B. 

      Coppertone

    • C. 

      Glimera

    • D. 

      Sport Creme 2000

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