Quiz 177 – Science and Tech

Q.1. When was Dmitri Mendeleev’s first version of the periodic table of the elements published?

(a) 9 March, 1869

(b) 8 March, 1869

(c) 10 March, 1869

(d) 6 March, 1869

Ans- (d)


 

Q.2. When was Spacecraft “Pioneer V” launched?

(a) 11 March, 1960

(b) 10 March, 1960

(c) 8 March, 1960

(d) 11 March, 1960

Explanation:

The Spacecraft was the first in-depth attempt to study the solar system; it was launched from Cope Canaveral, Florida.

Ans- (a)


 

The centre of origin of Sunflower is:

(a) North America

(b) Australia

(c) Korea

(d) Bangladesh

Explanation:

The botanical name of Sunflower is Helianthus annuus.

Ans- (a)


 

Who was the ‘Father of Indian Nuclear Power programme’?

(a) C. Subramnian

(b) C.V. Vishveshwara

(c) H. J. Bhabha

(d) S. S. Bhatnagar

Explanation:

His full name was Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha. He was pivotal in setting up the nuclear establishment of the country. He was also a great lover of music and painting

Ans- (c)


 

Which National Park is located at the highest altitude in the country?

(a) Silent Valley National Park

(b) Corbett National Park

(c) Dachigam National Park

(d) Hemis National Park

Explanation:

It is the oldest National Park in India and was set up in 1936 as Hailey National Park. It is situated in Nanital District of Uttrakhand.

Ans- (b)


 

The discoverers of the ‘New Elements of the Periodic Table’ belong to which countries?

(a) Russia, USA and Australia

(b) Australia, Japan and USA

(c) Japan, Russia and Australia

(d) Japan, Russia and USA

Explanation:

The news about the New Elements of Periodic Table was announced on 30th December, 2015 by the Joint Working Party (JWP) of the fourth International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (JUPAC). The Atomic numbers of these New Elements are 133, 115, 117 and 118. The permanent names of these elements decided yet. Currently, elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 are known as Ununtrium, Ununpentium Ununseptium, and Ununoctium respectively.

Ans- (d)


 

The highest number of zoos are in:

(a) Assam

(b) Bihar

(c) West Bengal

(d) Karnataka

Explanation:

There are 11 zoos in West Bengal.

Ans- (c)

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