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Quiz about FunTrivia Sci  Tech Mix Vol 19
Quiz about FunTrivia Sci  Tech Mix Vol 19

FunTrivia Sci / Tech Mix: Vol 19 Quiz


A mix of 10 Sci / Tech questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!

A multiple-choice quiz by FTBot. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
FTBot
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
414,264
Updated
Oct 24 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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623
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which statistical term can also be used to describe someone who isn't very friendly? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What was the common term for the breathing machines used during the polio epidemic to keep paralyzed patients alive? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What term is used to refer to the rapid spread of any news item, video or image through the internet and social networking sites? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The rarest gem/mineral on earth is called kyawthuite. It is only found in one place, a country that used to be called by a different name. Where is it found? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Most people know about Pavlov's dog, but which physicist was famous for his imaginary cat experiment? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The abbreviation 'iOS' typically relates to which of these technological items? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Best known for missing out on her share of the Nobel Prize awarded to Watson, Crick and Wilkins for the discovery of the double-helical nature of DNA, in which other scientific field did Rosalind Franklin's contributions prove invaluable? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Trees create energy through a process called photosynthesis. What gas is given off during this process? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. How many square feet of skin does an average human body have? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. When designing software, the engineers will sometimes release the incomplete program to an invited group of testers to make sure it works well under normal use and doesn't have any "bugs." What is this kind of test called? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which statistical term can also be used to describe someone who isn't very friendly?

Answer: Mean

In mathematics, the mean is simply another word for average. The mean that is most commonly used in day-to-day life is the arithmetic mean, i.e. the result obtained by adding all of the numbers together and dividing by the number of numbers. However, other means, such as the geometric mean, are more useful in some mathematical situations.

Question by player pagea
2. What was the common term for the breathing machines used during the polio epidemic to keep paralyzed patients alive?

Answer: Iron lung

Iron lungs relied on negative pressure to help inflate a patient's lungs. Because the patient was almost totally encased by the machine, basic nursing care was very difficult. Some patients lived for years in iron lungs. The technology has been largely supplanted by various positive airway pressure devices, including mechanical ventilators and CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines.

Question by player Chuckbirdsdad
3. What term is used to refer to the rapid spread of any news item, video or image through the internet and social networking sites?

Answer: Go viral

An image, video or article is said to have gone viral if it is quickly shared through various social networking sites with large number of people viewing it and/or sharing it in a short span of time.

Question by player zorba_scank
4. The rarest gem/mineral on earth is called kyawthuite. It is only found in one place, a country that used to be called by a different name. Where is it found?

Answer: Myanmar

The mineral kyawthuite is so rare that, in fact, there is only one example that has been found. Classified as a waterworn crystal in 2015, the gem was discovered in the Mogok region of Myanmar by gem prospectors. Faceted, it is only small at 1.61 of a carat, and is a deep orange in colour.

Incidentally, some of the world's priciest gemstones come from Myanmar. Pigeon's blood rubies are one of the most sought after, and, except for coloured diamonds, they command higher prices per carat than any precious stone in the world. Myanmar also boasts deposits of jade, sapphires, diamonds, tourmaline, peridots, garnets, topaz, lapis lazuli, and amber.

Question by player heatherlois
5. Most people know about Pavlov's dog, but which physicist was famous for his imaginary cat experiment?

Answer: Schrödinger

Schrödinger's cat was an imaginary thought experiment used to help explain the possible states of subatomic particles. Imagine a cat in a sealed box with a vial of poison and a Geiger counter. One cannot know if the cat is dead or alive without opening the box, so after awhile it becomes both.

The true outcome is only known only when the box is opened. From this experiment Schrödinger coined the term entanglement in reference to quantum mechanics.

Question by player ToeKneeK
6. The abbreviation 'iOS' typically relates to which of these technological items?

Answer: Apple iPod

'iOS' is short for 'iPhone Operating System'; it's the backbone for an Apple device. The iOS, updated through iTunes, often gets refined for different products in the Apple line ranging from the iPod to the iPhone to the iPad to Apple TV. It has the same function as Windows Vista or Linux or Mac OS X...it's just for your Apple handheld device instead.

Question by player kyleisalive
7. Best known for missing out on her share of the Nobel Prize awarded to Watson, Crick and Wilkins for the discovery of the double-helical nature of DNA, in which other scientific field did Rosalind Franklin's contributions prove invaluable?

Answer: Virology

Although her career was tragically cut short by her untimely death, her studies on the structure of viruses proved correct. At the time they were contradictory to the accepted theories of other eminent virologists. Together with Kenneth Holmes (her PhD student) and Aaron Klug they published studies on the tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) and researched the structure of the polio virus. Continuing after her death, Klug went on to be awarded the Nobel Prize (1982) in Chemistry.

Question by player sally0malley
8. Trees create energy through a process called photosynthesis. What gas is given off during this process?

Answer: Oxygen

All life requires energy, and trees are no exception. Their leaves contain the green pigment chlorophyll, which enables them to convert carbon dioxide and water into energy and oxygen. The energy is stored in the form of sugars and the oxygen is released into the atmosphere.

The Amazon rainforest is often called the 'lungs of the world' because of the large amount of oxygen its trees provide. This is one of many reasons why we need to preserve our rainforests.

Question by player mazza47
9. How many square feet of skin does an average human body have?

Answer: 22

The average human body has roughly two square meters, or 22 square feet, of skin. There are three layers of skin. The outer layer is known as the epidermis, then comes the dermis which is where the blood vessel and nerves are found, and finally the third level is the subcutaneous fat layer. About 30,000 dead skin cells are falling off of our bodies each minute and the entire epidermis is replaced anywhere from roughly one to one and one-half months depending on the condition of the body; estimates differ.

Question by player habitsowner
10. When designing software, the engineers will sometimes release the incomplete program to an invited group of testers to make sure it works well under normal use and doesn't have any "bugs." What is this kind of test called?

Answer: Beta test

The software release cycle actually has many stages. Software will frequently see multiple alpha, beta and release candidate versions before it finally is ready to be sold on the open market as a finished product. Microsoft and Google are both known for "beta testing" their software before it's released.

Question by player kscleaves
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