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National Science Day Quiz

National Science Day is celebrated to spread a message about the importance of science used in the daily life of the people. To display all the activities, efforts and achievements in the field of science for human welfare. It is celebrated to discuss all the issues and implement new technologies for the development in the field of science. To give an opportunity to the scientific minded citizens in India. To encourage the people as well as popularize science and technology.

#1. C V Raman was the first Asian to receive a Nobel Prize in any branch of science. True or false?

#2. Approximately, how long does sunlight take to reach earth?

Here’s the math. We orbit the Sun at a distance of about 150 million km. Light moves at 300,000 kilometers/second. Divide these and you get 500 seconds, or 8 minutes and 20 seconds.

#3. Which one of the following gases are released from the ground, minutes or hours before an earthquake is about to strike?

Radon is a natural, radioactive gas in the Earth’s crust that is released and dissolves into groundwater when the rock breaks. In several cases, increased levels of radon gas have been observed in association with rock cracking that causes earthquakes.

#4. The first vaccine to be developed against a contagious disease was vaccine for

#5. Which vitamin is also called tocopherol?

#6. Which of these is not a metal?

Diamond is a mineral composed of pure carbon. It is the hardest naturally occurring substance known; it is also the most popular gemstone.

#7. What are natural satellites colloquially known as?

#8. A shark has 50 to 60 bones in its body. True or false?

A shark does not have bones, but this gigantic aqua critter is cartilaginous, so by default, its skull, jaw, spinal cord, and teeth are all made of cartilage, a similar tissue that makes up a human’s nose and ears.

#9. In the human body what is the hallux?

The first toe, the big one, is known as the hallux.

#10. A bolt of lightning is hotter than the surface of the sun. True or False?

A bolt of lightning is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun. One thing hotter is when gold atoms are smashed together by the Large Hadron Collider, but only for a split second. Another thing hotter is a supernova.

#11. At what temperature are Celsius and Fahrenheit equal?

#12. "His life's work consisted in throwing light upon the nature of lights, and the world honoured him in many ways for the new knowledge which he won for science." Who said this upon C V Raman's death?

On the news of Raman’s death, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi publicly announced, saying, “The country, the House [of Parliament], and everyone of us will mourn the death of Dr. C. V. Raman. He was the greatest scientist of modern India and one of the greatest intellects our country has produced in its long history. His mind was like the diamond, which he studied and explained. His life’s work consisted in throwing light upon the nature of lights, and the world honoured him in many ways for the new knowledge which he won for science.”

#13. In poorly ventilated buildings which one of the following inert gases can be accumulated?

Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up if proper ventilation is not there.

#14. Which one of the following waves are used by the common TV remote control?

#15. Our skin, when exposed to excess sunlight, becomes dark. This is because of a skin pigment called

Melanin is a type of pigment that gives color to the hair, skin, and eyes in humans and animals. In addition to providing pigmentation for the cells, melanin also absorbs harmful UV rays and protects against cellular damage from UV light exposure.

#16. Ordinary table salt is sodium chloride. What is baking soda?

#17. Choose the correct body temperature of a normal human.

#18. Which colour is in the centre of Rainbow?

#19. National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark

The Raman effect was discovered on 28 February 1928. The day is celebrated annually by the Government of India as the National Science Day.

#20. What is the study of mushrooms called?

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