’s Trivia Challenge is a gateway to government science information and research results and is celebrating its ten year anniversary. Currently in its fifth generation, provides a search of over 55 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2100 scientific Websites.


In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the agencies that comprise the Science. gov Alliance, have compiled some trivia questions for your entertainment.

  • What was discovered in 1998 by Department of Energy and NASA scientists that completely changed how we view the universe?
  • In the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City, Utah, the National Institute of Standards and Technology calibrated the timers for what competition?
  • 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?
  • Where and when did the deadliest recorded earthquake occur?
  • The National Library of Medicine main building was designed and constructed in the late 1950s to protect its collection from what type of disaster?

Answers  may be found here.


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