General science trivia questions and answers. Q: What process involves treating rubber with sulfur to harden it? A: Vulcanizing. Q: What scale of zero to 14 is used to measure acidity or alkalinity? A: The pH scale. Q: What O-word describes oxygen with molecules that have three atoms instead of two? A: Ozone. Q: What unit of electrical power is equal to one joule per second? A: The Watt. Q: What planet is closest in size to our moon? A: Mercury. Q: What's the common name for a cubic decimeter? A: A liter. Q: What measure of energy comes from the Latin word meaning "heat"? A: The calorie. Q: What's removed from water in the process of desalination? A: Salt. Q: What species Amazonian electric variety packs a 650 volt wallop? A: The eel's. Q: What C word defines a substance that speeds a chemical reaction without being consumed? A: Catalyst. 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 oxygen? A: Charcoal. Q: What's the only metal that's not a solid at room temperature? A: Mercury. Q: Which will yield the most BTUs of energy--a gallon of oil, a 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 inches? A: Centimeters. Q: What method of underwater detection is short for "sound navigation and ranging"? A: Sonar. Q: What hazardous substance is euphemistically referred to as "mineral fiber"? A: Asbestos. Q: What color does litmus turn when dipped into acid? A: Pink. Q: What process involves heating an ore to obtain a metal? A: Smelting. 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 point? 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? A: Antarctica. Q: What sea creature can have an eye measuring 16 inches across, the largest in the animal kingdom? 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/ A: Seven. Q: What were exterminated from Harvard's bio labs when they were found to be carrying radioactive chemicals into the walls? A: Ants. Q: What type of trees yield the resin used to produce turpentine? A: Pine trees. Q: What's the most malleable metal? A: Gold. History Trivia Questions 1. What was a ship called the Ancon the first to travel through, on August 15, 1914? 2. What fighter pilot flew World War I missions with his Great Dane "Moritz" next to him in the cockpit?
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