Richard Feynman

Think You Know Richard Feynman?

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Richard Feynman is one of the most popular and highly regarded physicists of all time. You think you may know him, but do you? Let’s find out by taking this quiz!

Richard P. Feynman

Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.

1. Feynman loved travelling to

 
 
 
 

2. Besides science, Feynman had a passion for

 
 
 
 

3. Feynman had a minor role in a movie called Anti-Clock where he played a

 
 
 
 

4. Feynman had a younger sister who’s name was

 
 
 
 

5. Feynman said he had the condition

 
 
 
 

6. Feynman had a ____ decorated in his famous diagrams

 
 
 
 

7. Who was his doctoral advisor

 
 
 
 

8. His IQ was estimated at

 
 
 
 

9. While bored working at Los Alamos he would

 
 
 
 

10. During his Challenger disaster invesigation NASA claimed there was a 1 in 100,000 chance of a catastrophic failure. Richard found out it was closer to

 
 
 
 

11. Which school did Richard teach at before he chose Caltech?

 
 
 
 

12. In which year did Richard Feynman win the Nobel Prize in Physics?

 
 
 
 

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  1. nitsuj
    nitsuj says:

    6, all guesses except picking locks, I've only read a bit of him, but seen a fair bit of video / lectures, and yea he is great! I really enjoyed his take on the discovery inquiry, as sincere as he is bright i guess. hmmm…makes me wonder if there are Einstein lecture videos?

  2. Fredrik
    Fredrik says:

    8.I read his autobiographies a long time ago, so I knew a few things, e.g that he was a painter. But the questions were very difficult. It's not that easy to know the exact year he won the Nobel (I actually guessed that one right), or that probability that he estimated. It would probably have been better to ask what he got the price for, or who he shared it with, and to ask what investigation he was involved in.

  3. muscaria
    muscaria says:

    10/12 guessed the 1/200 given I knew his IQ test was 125 and they were gonna be mutually exclusive middle answers.. really thought it'd be barber though given it was kind of the odd one out

  4. RaulTheUCSCSlug
    RaulTheUCSCSlug says:

    I did completely terrible, (as I thought I would) but did enjoy learning some new facts about the Dick himself! I also remember hearing that he was very fond of strippers. And enjoyed learning new facts about the legend himself. 5/12

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