Science, nature & technology 4

From the quiz on 25/11/14.

  1. In computing, what does HTML stand for? Hypertext markup language

  2. In mathematics, what name is given to a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i² = -1? Complex number

  3. Which two chemical elements are the only ones that are liquid at room temperature and pressure (more precisely: STP)? Mercury and bromine

  4. What is the largest gland in the human body? Liver

  5. How many hearts does an octopus have? 3

  6. In physics, whose law states that at a constant temperature, the pressure of a given mass of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to its volume? Boyle’s law

  7. What animal is Tux, the mascot of the Linux operating system? Penguin

  8. From what part of the body is a buccal swab taken? (The inside of) the cheek

  9. What is the brightest star in the night sky — and for a bonus point, which constellation is it in? Sirius (Dog Star); Canis Major

  10. The vast majority of matter in the universe is in which state? Plasma


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