Science.gov Trivia

Continuing the celebration of its 10th anniversary, Science.gov has compiled a series trivia questions from the various agencies that comprise the Science.gov Alliance.  The trivia questions are posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the Science.gov Twitter account @Sciencegov, as well other social media accounts of the Science.gov member agencies.

 Here are the first few questions:

 • The National Library of Medicine main building was designed and constructed in the late 1950s to protect its collection from what type of disaster?

• Where and when did the deadliest recorded earthquake occur?

• How much did the U.S. Congress pay for Thomas Jefferson’s personal library to restock the Library of Congress collection destroyed in 1814:   $5,998; $23,950; or $75,236?

• In the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City, Utah, the National Institute of Standards and Technology calibrated the timers for what competition?

• What was discovered in 1998 by Department of Energy and NASA scientists that completely changed how we view the universe?

 The answers can be found at http://www.science.gov/trivia or follow @Sciencegov for future trivia.

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