There’s a whole quiz archive on the Jack Kilby Science Quiz, thanks to Prateek Vijayavargia; unfortunately I haven’t edited it yet. So for all those people going tomorrow for this year’s edition, here are some sample questions which might help you. These are from the organisers’ themselves (I think).
- Although we associate Vatican with religion, it also owns a couple of fine observatories. There is one observatory in the papal summer residence. It was built to aid the development of what? The Gregorian Calendar
- Before calculating machines became popular, in large engineering activities, women were employed to manually do the calculations. What were these ladies called? Computers
- Mho is the unit of measurement of reciprocal of what? Ohm (resistance or impedance)
- The word describes the whorl of petals in a flower. It comes from the Latin word for crown and is now well known because of a very popular model of car. What word? Corolla
- This is the thin, transparent tissue that covers the outer surface of the eye. More known because of the itching ailment that affects it. What is the tissue called? Conjunctiva
Archive coming soon!