Basic Quiz on Nano Science n Technology - Just a Starter

Q1. The prefix 'nano' comes from a Greek word meaning _____.
a. billion
a. billion
b. dwarf
c. invisible
d. infinite
Q2. If a nanometer were about as big as the width of a pin head, about how long would a meter be?
a. as long as the pin shaft
b. as long as a ladder
c. as long as a blue whale
d. as long as a trip between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Ga.
Q3. How many hydrogen atoms lined up 'shoulder to shoulder' would fit in a
one nanometer space?

a. less than one
b. ten
c. 1 thousand
d. 1 billion
Q 4. Which of the following products contain nanoscale manufactured parts or materials?
a. sunscreen and khaki pants
b. tennis balls
c. devices that read computer hard drives
d. all of the above

Q5. What is a nanonewton?
a. a new kind of cookie
b. a miniature pop singer
c. the approximate amount of force required to break a single chemical bond between two atoms
d. a tiny lizard

Q 6. A 'nanopore' is which of the following things?
a. a skin problem in certain bacteria
b. a skin problem in certain teenagers
c. a tiny hole in a rock
d. a tiny opening that permits small particles to move in and out of cells

Q7. What nanoscale materials have been used in long-distance bike racing?
a. carbon nanotubes
b. super-stretchy nanorubber
c. quantum nanosteel
d. luminescent nanopaint

Q8. Which of the following was NOT an event for microscopic robots at the world's first 'nanosoccer' competition?
a. the 2-millimeter dash
b. a slalom course
c. goal scoring
d. best pom pom routine

Q9. What is a 's
elf-assembled monolayer'?
a. atoms or molecules that spontaneously form uniform single layers
b. a type of clothing that gets thicker in response to colder temperatures
c. an optical device that puts itself together
d. a fuzzy logic circuit

Q10. What is spintronics?
a. using the spins of electrons to carry information
b. electronics made of textiles
c. a rock group
d. a type of dance music

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Comment by Abdulrehman on April 19, 2009 at 7:12am

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Smartphone-Based Extension of the Curcumin/Cellophane pH Sensing Method

Pd/Ni Synergestic Activity for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Conditions

The potential use of cellophane test strips for the quick determination of food colours

pH and CO2 Sensing by Curcumin-Coloured Cellophane Test Strip

Polymeric Honeycombs Decorated by Nickel Nanoparticles

Directed Deposition of Nickel Nanoparticles Using Self-Assembled Organic Template,

Organometallic deposition of ultrasmooth nanoscale Ni film,

Zigzag-shaped nickel nanowires via organometallic template-free route

Surface analytical characterization of passive iron surface modified by alkyl-phosphonic acid layers

Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of Alkyl-Phosphonate SAMs on Mica

Amorphous iron formation due to low energy heavy ion implantation in evaporated 57Fe thin films

Surface modification of passive iron by alkylphosphonic acid layers

Formation and structure of alkylphosphonic acid layers on passive iron

Structure of the nonionic surfactant triethoxy monooctylether C8E3 adsorbed at the free water surface, as seen from surface tension measurements and Monte Carlo simulations

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