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Nothing

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
"Seinfeld" was the sitcom about nothing. This is an attempt to write a quiz about nothingness.

Question 1:


What do mathematicians call a set with no elements?
The nilpotent set
The null set
The ex nihlo set
The nothing set

Question 2:


Which civilization was the first to use zero as a number?
The Egyptians
The Incas
The Babylonians
The Mayans

Question 3:


Which famous philosopher wrote "Being and Nothingness?"  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 4:


In the Hindu religion, emptiness is important because nothing has a permanent, eternal identity, since everything "flows." What do Hindus call this idea of "emptiness" or "voidness"?
senniagara
suyiapptah
suriyatta
sunyata

Question 5:


What do philosophers call the belief that the world has no essential meaning or objective truth?
Phrenology
Existentialism
Nihilism
Objectivism

Question 6:


In 1943, Carmen Laforet published this Spanish language novel about life in post-Civil War Spain.
Garnicht
Danada
Nada
Nil

Question 7:


Which statement is true about Billy Preston, who wrote the song "Nothing from Nothing (Leaves Nothing)"?
Billy was a musical guest on the first Saturday Night Live.
Billy never again achieved a hit record.
Billy Preston invested his money in Atlantic Records and lived quite well-off in his later years.
Billy played keyboards on almost every Rolling Stones album.

Question 8:


What do you get when you divide a positive number by zero?
a negative number
It can not be done.
a positive number
zero

Question 9:


Physicists believe that the "nothingness" out there in space is really "something." What do they call this "nothingness" that appears as an empty space?
Endothermic matter
Black matter
Quasiplasmatic mass
Entropic matter

Question 10:


A 1995 movie starring Bruce Greenwood told the story of a photographer who sees his entire existence erased. The movie shares its name with a Beatles' song. What is the name?
Nothing Else
Nowhere Man
The Nobody Man
Null and Void

Question 11:


In "Seinfeld," what was Jerry's reaction when the head of NBC wanted him to add relationship humor to his sitcom, which was about nothing?
Jerry and George finally accept the idea.
Jerry decides to quit the entire project.
Jerry and George both refuse the suggestion.
Jerry refuses the suggestion but George talks him into it.

 


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