Pub quiz questions

  1. An okta is a unit of measurement of what?
    Cloud cover

  2. Which American astronomer gave his name to a telescope launched into space in 1990?
    Edwin Hubble

  3. The Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratory is better known by which name?
    Jodrell Bank

  4. What does the M represent in E=MC²?
    Mass

  5. List the planets in the solar system (after 2006)
    Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, and Jupiter
    Pluto was demoted from planet to dwarf planet in 2006.

  6. What name is given to the negative electrode of an electrolytic cell?
    Cathode

  7. List the names given to the base units for the International System of Units (SI) from which all other units are derived?
    metre for length, kilogram for mass, second for time, ampere for electric current, kelvin for temperature, candela for luminous intensity, and mole for the amount of substance

  8. What name is given to an earthed metal rod placed at the top of a tall building?
    Lightning conductor

  9. What gas makes up approximately 74% of the sun's mass?
    Hydrogen

  10. Which basic elementary particles were named after a line in the book 'Finnegans Wake?'
    Quarks
    From the line 'Three Quarks for Muster Mark'