Pub quiz questions

  1. What is the common name for ascorbic acid?
    Vitamin C

  2. Which gas needed by green plants is released into the atmosphere by animals during respiration?
    Carbon Dioxide

  3. Which metallic element has the symbol Cd?
    Cadmium

  4. Name the elements in the nitrogen group (group 15) in the periodic table up to element 83.
    Nitrogen, phosphorus, arsenic, antimony, bismuth

  5. What radioactive element was used in the Fat Boy bomb dropped on Nagaski, but in in the Little Boy dropped on Hiroshima?
    Plutonium

  6. Which element, discovered around 1737, is named after the German word for Goblin
    Cobolt

  7. What element was discovered in 1898 by Pierre and Marie Curie?
    Radium

  8. Which acid is combined with sugar to make an acid drop?
    Tartaric acid

  9. What light, but flammable, gas contributed to many deaths in airship disasters?
    Hydrogen

  10. What mixed with the fuel to aid combustion in most car engines?
    Air