Science Quiz

Quiz 136 – Round 5 – Science and Nature

1. Which German mathematician, astrologer and astronomer defined three laws of planetary motion, describing the movement of planets around the sun?

Johannes Kepler

2. Which chemical element’s neo-Latin name is Kalium, from which its symbol is derived?

Potassium (Symbol is K)

3. According to Sigmund Freud’s model of the psyche, the human personality can be separated into three elements: the ego, the super-ego and what?

The id

4. A ‘keloid’ on the human body is a type of what?


5. The world’s first commercial nuclear power station was opened in which country in 1956?

UK (Calder Hall – Later expanded to become Sellafield)

6. In which year did Yuri Gagarin become the first human to travel into outer space?


7. In which part of the human body would the limbic system be found?

In the brain

8. Which New Zealand-born British physicist came to be known as ‘the father of nuclear physics’?

Ernest Rutherford

9. Which English inventor is best known for inventing the wind-up, or clockwork radio?

Trevor Baylis

10. Which chemical element is sometimes also known as quicksilver?






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