Science Current Affairs Quiz/Questions-Answers January 2013, January 28-February 3

Feb 7, 2013 15:22 IST

    The science and technology quiz here will help students in getting a better grasp over the areas of science and technology and environment and ecology. The quizzes here will allow students in exploring the potential questions for competitive exams. By answering these questions, the students will be able to get a peep into the kind of questions that are asked in competitive exams.

    1. The space telescope of NASA discovered astonishing magnetic braids of super-hot matter in outer atmosphere of the Sun. Which of the following statements is true in context with this statement?
    a) The scientists claimed that this discovery could help in explaining the mysterious hot centre of the Sun.
    b) The NASA’s telescope captured 1000 photographs depicting astonishing details.
    c) It was found out that the Sun’s surface was almost up to 6125 degrees Celsius.
    d) The scientists also discovered that the powerful magnetic waves which rippled from within the surface of the Sun. 
    Answer: (c) It was found out that the Sun’s surface was almost up to 6125 degrees Celsius.

    2. Iran on 28 January 2013 announced that it had successfully sent into space a primate. Which primate did it send into space?
    a) Worms
    b) Monkey
    c) Turtle
    d) Mouse
    Answer: (b) Monkey

    3. NASA on 1 February 2013 marked 10th anniversary of which Space Shuttle?
    a) Columbia
    b) Challenger
    c) Both of these
    d) None of these
    Answer: (a) Columbia

    4. Scientists from NASA in the last week of January 2013 discovered an old star called TW Hydrae which they believe could create new planets even now. How old is this star?
    a) 100 million years old
    b) 50 million years old
    c) 20 million years old
    d) 10 million years old
    Answer: (d) 10 million years old

    5. The Japanese scientists from the Saitama University in the first week of February 2013 filmed for the first time, the thoughts of which animal while it was tracking its prey?
    a) A fish
    b) A zebra
    c) An elephant
    d) A snail
    Answer: (a) A fish


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