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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 nothing set
The ex nihlo set
The null set
The nilpotent set

Question 2:


Which civilization was the first to use zero as a number?
The Babylonians
The Egyptians
The Incas
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"?
sunyata
suriyatta
senniagara
suyiapptah

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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?
Quasiplasmatic mass
Black matter
Endothermic matter
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?
The Nobody Man
Nothing Else
Null and Void
Nowhere Man

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 refuses the suggestion but George talks him into it.
Jerry and George both refuse the suggestion.
Jerry and George finally accept the idea.
Jerry decides to quit the entire project.

 


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