1. If cows are lying down in a field, what weather does this traditionally foretell?
    2. What is the name given to a column of swirling dust or soil raised into the air by a small whirlwind?
    3. There are three bands of climate in the world: tropical, polar and which other?
    4. What are the long curving lines on a weather map, designating areas of equal pressure called?
    5. What can be cumulus, stratus or lenticular?
    6. Which weather system brings cloudy skies, wings and rain?
    7. Who was the Norse god of thunder?
    8. When there is a thunderstorm, why do you see the lightning before you hear the thunder?
    9. What is given to the mixture of fog and smoke?
    10. In which country is the hottest place in the world?
    11. Why do metal pipes often burst when the water inside turns to ice?
    12. The coasts of which countries experience the strong, dry and cold north westerly wind called the mistral?
    13. What shape is a tornado?
    14. What does an anemometer measure?
    15. Pine cones are often used by amateur weather forecasters. What happens if the weather is about to turn wet?
    16. What is the name given to the white ice that forms on the branches of trees in very cold weather?
    17. How many different patterns of snow flakes are there?
    18. Hurricanes cause tremendous damage. What is the ring of low pressure at the centre of the storm called?
    19. What can be ribbon, rocket, streak or sheet?
    20. An anticyclone brings what type of weather to the area it covers?
    21. What name is given to the torrential rain experienced in India for six months beginning in May?
    22. Weather occurs in the troposphere where most water vapour exists. Where do airliners fly to avoid too many bumps?
    23. The special type of blue-green lightning that clings to the wing tips of most aircraft is known as what?
    24. As the old saying goes a red sky a night means 'shepherd's delight', what does a red sky in the morning mean?
    25. What do we call the refraction, reflection and dispersal of the suns rays caused by raindrops in the sky?



    1. Rain
    2. Dust devil
    3. Temperate
    4. Isobars
    5. Clouds
    6. Depression
    7. Thor
    8. Light travels faster than sound
    9. Smog
    10. Ethiopia 
    11. Water expands when it freezes
    12. Spain and France
    13. Funnel-shaped
    14. Wind speed
    15. The scales close up
    16. Rime or hoarfrost
    17. Millions
    18. Eye
    19. Lightening
    20. Settled weather
    21. Monsoons
    22. The stratosphere 
    23. St. Elmo's fire
    24. Shepherd's warning
    25. A rainbow
  • Questions:

    1. What is the common name for sodium hydroxide?

    2. With whose name is the Law of Gravity associated?

    3. What are the colours of the rainbow?

    4. What is quicksilver?

    5. Who discovered radium?

    6. What are the three primary colours?

    7. What is the boiling point of water on the Fahrenheit scale?

    8. Which grows from the ground upwards - stalactites or stalagmites?

    9. What is the chemical symbol for lead?

    10. Which part of the body is affected by Bright's disease?

    11. What is the name of the world's first test tube baby?

    12. Who discovered the circulation of the blood?

    13. What name is given to the capacity of some materials to give off light of their own when they are exposed to ultraviolet light?

    14. Who invented the sewing machine?

    15. What is 65% of 60?



    1. Caustic soda

    2. Isaac Newton

    3. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

    4. Mercury

    5. Pierre and Marie Curie

    6. Blue, red and yellow

    7. 212 degrees 

    8. Stalagmites

    9. Pb

    10. The kidney

    11. Louise Brown

    12. William Harvey

    13. Fluorescence

    14. Elias Howe

    15. Thirty nine

  • Questions:

    1. What does the acronym laser stand for?

    2. Which acid has the chemical formula H2SO4?

    3. What is the name of the science that deals with drugs and their effects?

    4. Which two metals are combined to make the alloy bronze?

    5. Which metal has the atomic number of 1?

    6. What is the other name for vitamin B2?

    7. What metal is present in all amalgams?

    8. What name is given to an instrument used to measure the pressure of fluids?

    9. Which metallic element has the chemical symbol W?

    10. What is the name of the clear fluid that makes up more than half the blood?

    11. In geology, what are the three main types of rock?

    12. What name is given to a substance which accelerates a reaction without taking part in it?

    13. In meteorology, what name is given to a line running through places of equal pressure?

    14. What scale is used to measure the hardness of minerals?

    15. Name three forms of heat transference?



    1. Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation

    2. Sulphuric acid

    3. Pharmacology

    4. Copper and tin

    5. Hydrogen

    6. Riboflavin

    7. Mercury

    8. Manometer

    9. Tungsten

    10. Plasma

    11. Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary

    12. Catalyst

    13. Isobar

    14. The Mohs Scale

    15. Conduction, convection and radiation

  • Questions:

    1. Deficiency of what causes anaemia?

    2. How many square metres in a hectare?

    3. How much does a carat weight?

    4. Impurities of which metal make rubies red and emeralds green?

    5. Of what is somatology the study?

    6. What are the six main vitamins?

    7. What does RAM stand for?

    8. What does ROM stand for?

    9. What instrument does a surveyor use to measure horizontal and vertical angles?

    10. What instrument measures the intensity of an earthquake?

    11. What name is given to a student of earthquakes?

    12. What is the chemical symbol for lead?

    13. What is the common name for the tree known as the arbutus?

    14. What is the common name of the bird Troglodytes troglodytes?

    15. What is the common name for the flower convallaria?



    1. Iron

    2. 10,000

    3. 0.2 grammes

    4. Chromium oxide

    5. The body

    6. A,B,C,D,E and K

    7. Random Access Memory

    8. Read Only Memory

    9. A theodolite

    10. The seismograph

    11. Seismologist

    12. Pb

    13. Strawberry

    14. Wren

    15. Lily of the valley

  • Questions:

    1. From which creature was sepia originally obtained?

    2. How many feet are there in a chain?

    3. How many more bones are there in the human arm than the human leg?

    4. What colour is amethyst?

    5. What did Foucault's pendulum prove?

    6. What did John Dunlop invent in 1888?

    7. What does a hygrometer meure?

    8. What does an ammeter measure?

    9. What garden implement was invented in the 1830s by Edwin Budding?

    10. What is the definition of a straight line?

    11. What is the name of the geological fault that runs down the west coast of California?

    12. What is the name of the medical condition that made swimmer Duncan Goodhew bald?

    13. What is the scientific name for the white of an egg?

    14. What type of creature is a Vicuna?

    15. What weapon did Robert Whitehead invent in 1866?



    1. Cuttlefish

    2. 66

    3. One

    4. Purple

    5. That the Earth rotates

    6. The pneumonic tyre

    7. Humidity

    8. Electric current

    9. The lawnmower

    10. The shortest distance between two points

    11. The San Andreas Fault

    12. Alopecia

    13. Albumen

    14. A llama

    15. The torpedo

  • Questions

    1. In which layer of the atmosphere does the ozone layer occur?

    2. Which of the following did Benjamin Hall invent in 1900: the tractor, the safety pin or the zipper?

    3. What was first constructed at Artois in France to obtain water fro between layers of rock?

    4. Which element has the symbol Au?

    5. The Ripplecraft was the original name for which vehicle?

    6. What is measured in Hertz?

    7. Who was the English motor manufacturer who died a baron in 1941 and who pioneered the small motor car?

    8. Which Scottish chemist founded the mineral oil industry of Scotland?

    9. Which of the following were invented by a Greek Philo in 250 BC: Nails, springs or screws?

    10. Which French educationalist perfected a system of reading for the blind?

    11. What is the colour of the mineral beryl when it contains chromium?

    12. Who, in 1929, propounded the Big Band Theory?

    13. What is the longest side of a right-angled triangle?

    14. What colour does an alkali change litmus paper to?

    15. What is the common name for calcium carbonate?



    1. Stratosphere

    2. The tractor

    3. An artisan well

    4. Gold

    5. The hovercraft

    6. Frequency

    7. 1st Baron Austin

    8. James Young

    9. Springs

    10. Louis Braille

    11. Green

    12. Edwin Hubble

    13. Hypotenuse

    14. Blue

    15. Chalk