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Physics Questions

Physics science trivia questions and answers.


Physics Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Q: What method of arranging elements into related groups was invented by Dimitri Mendeleyev?
A:  The periodic table.

Q: What physicist remarked: "God is subtle, but he is not malicious"?
A: Albert Einstein.

Q: What M-word defines anything that occupies space?
A: Matter.

Q: What do you call a substance containing only one kind of atom?
A: An element.

Q: What teenager began studying physics after he noticed a chandelier swinging during a 1581 earthquake?
A: Galileo.

Q: What elementary particle's antiparticle is the positron?
A: The electron.

Q: What element comes last alphabetically?
A: Zirconium.

Q: What radioactive element is extracted from carnotite and pitchblende?
A: Uranium.

Q:  What American physicist pioneered the theory of "black holes" in 1939?
A: J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Q: What's a charged atom, with unequal numbers of electrons and protons?
A:  An Ion.

Q:  What theory of physics proposes that energy is not transferred continuously but in discrete amounts>
A:  The quantum theory.

Q:  What element was converted to plutonium in the first nuclear reactors?
A:  Uranium.

Q: What acronyms for "Weakly Interacting Massive Particles " and "Massive Compact Halo Objects" do physicists use to explain dark matter?
A:  Wimps and Machos.

Q: What astronomical term gradually replaced the cumbersome "gravitationally completely collapsed object"?
A: Black Hole.

Q: What's short for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation"?
A: Laser.

Q: What's a single unit of quanta called?
A: A quantum.

Q:  What did scientists build in a squash court under a football stadium at the University of Chicago in 1942?
A:  A nuclear reactor.

Q: What's the atomic number of hydrogen?
A: One.

Q: What element begins with the letter "k"?
A: Krypton.

Q: What F-word is defined in physics as a "nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei"?
A:  Fusion.

Q: What E-word was the first elementary particle to be discovered?
A: The electron.