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The Fearsome Physics Quiz
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The Fearsome Physics Quiz
Mainly based on scientists and history. Check how well you score!!!!
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You are Isaac Newton( and remain so for the first six questions). You're doing your Science HW but the cat keeps wanting to come in and go out again. What do you do?
Make a cat flap.
Lock her in the shed.
Keep the door open.
Your neighbour spots you foaming at the mouth one day. In fact, you're blowing bubbles. Why?
You're studying the way bubbles bend light.
You're studying the effect of gravity on bubbles.
You're playing with the cat.
You're being childish.
After you become famous, some people think you've magical powers. A woman asks you to use magic to find her lost purse. What do you do?
You say "ABRACADABRA" and send her off to look around the RNH in Greenwich.
You politely tell her that this is not your job.
You say" Get lost you silly old croone!"
You run away, screaming.
Your fellow scient Robert Hooke claims that your experiments on light do not work properly. What do you do?
Delay publishing your work till Hooke is dead, so he can't have a go at you.
Publish the work immediately and ask Hooke to make constructive comments.
Explain Hooke what your experiments were and convince him that you're right.
You reckon your theory of gravity can predict the effects of gravity on an oblect to an accuracy of 0.00003%. How do you persuade other scientists of this?
You ask the publisher to print a fiddled set of figures that appear to show this result.
You spend years trying to prove your prediction right.
You think you should quit. Afterall, it was a guess.
You threaten them all to believe you.
You've taken charge of Britain's coinage. Making fake coins at that time was a serious offense whose punishment was Hanged Till Death. You eventualy trap master forger Willam Chaloner. He is now supposed to be hanged. What do you do?
Have him hanged till he's half-dead, then cut down to have his guts pulled out and his body chopped into pieces and then his head cut off. ( I expect he would have been 100% dead after that!)
You ask the king to spare him.
You research on how he went about his work by asking him and thus, sparing him.
You go with the normal exexution.
Now about Albert Einstein. What were Albert's first words?
Mama, the soup is hot.
I'm a handsome guy mum.
Ugggh. Change my nappy.
On what grounds was Albert rejected for military service?
His flat feet.
His hair style.
His was more into studies than into war.
His bulging eyes.
What did Albert describe as the happiest thought of his life?
Being weightless in a falling lift.
Being the greatest genius in the world.
Floating in space.
Being with his wife(!!!!???)
What did he call the most important item fo scientific equipment?
His Wastepaper basket.
His physics notes.
What was Albert's favourite hobby?
What simple mistake did Albert make in the theory of relativity?
Dividing a figure by zero.
He made a lot of spelling mistakes.
he forgot to relate it to some other fundamental physics theories.
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