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A Brief History of Time: Quiz


Question 1:
A Brief History of Time has been published in which of these formats?
Book: Trade Paper
Hardcover book

Question 2:
When was A Brief History of Time released?
February 1988
January, 1988
1988, 1991, 1996

Question 3:
Which of the following genres does A Brief History of Time produce?

Question 4:
Which of the following languages is spoken in A Brief History of Time?

Question 5: A Brief History of Time (subtitled "From the Big Bang to Black Holes") is a popular science book written by ________ and first published by the Bantam Dell Publishing Group in 1988.
John Archibald WheelerStephen HawkingRoger PenroseAnthony James Leggett

Question 6: "I realized that I was watching an ancient ceremony: the investiture of new fellows into the ________, one of the most ancient scholarly organizations on the planet.
Michael AtiyahGeorge PorterRoyal SocietyCopley Medal

Question 7: A Brief History of Time attempts to explain a range of subjects in cosmology, including the ________, black holes and light cones, to the nonspecialist reader.
Big BangNon-standard cosmologyInflation (cosmology)Universe

Question 8: [1] It became a ________ and has sold more than 9 million copies.
NovelBestsellerThe New York Times Best Seller listHarry Potter

Question 9: Its main goal is to give an overview of the subject but, unusual for a popular science book, it also attempts to explain some complex ________.
Mathematical logicSet theoryMathematicsGeometry

Question 10: In 1991, ________ directed a documentary film about Hawking, but although they share a title, the film is a biographical study of Hawking, and not a filmed version of the book.
The Thin Blue Line (documentary)Errol MorrisJohn KerryCitizen Kane


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