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Physics Quiz

How much physics do you remember from school? Try out this physics trivia quiz. 10 Questions.

 
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1

What is the Casimir Effect?

  • A result of Dark Energy
  • An effect of vacuum energy
  • Something from Star Trek

2

Hawking radiation is caused by?

  • Radioactive decay of thorium
  • Black hole evaporation
  • Cosmic rays striking the atmosphere

3

Put the following into their order of discovery, starting with the first.

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  • The size of the moon
  • The speed of sound
  • The speed of light
  • The moons of Jupiter

4

For what was Einstein awarded the Nobel prize for Physics in 1921?

  • Special Theory of Relativity
  • General Theory of Relativity
  • Work on the law of the photoelectric effect

5

Who is credited with being the first to calculate the size of the Earth?

  • Eratosthenes
  • Galileo
  • Newton

6

Who postulated the existence of the neutrino?

  • Enrico Fermi
  • Paul Dirac
  • Wolfgang Pauli

7

Who predicted the existence of radio waves?

  • Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
  • Guglielmo Marconi
  • James Clerk Maxwell

8

Put the following forces into their order of strength, strongest first

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  • Electromagnetic force
  • Weak nuclear force
  • Strong nuclear force
  • Gravity

9

The temperature minus 40 degrees Celsius equals

  • Absolute zero
  • Freezing point of mercury
  • Minus 40 degrees Fahenheit

10

The Hubble Constant relates to

  • The expansion of the universe
  • The ratio of matter to antimatter in an atomic bomb
  • The ratio between electron and proton masses

 

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