How Much Do You Know About Black Holes?

A black hole is any place in outer space where gravity works to pull in so much light that none can escape. Do you know your stuff when it comes to black holes? Take this quiz and find out!
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What defined surface on a black hole marks the point of no return?
The edge space
The event horizon
The eclipse point
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Are black holes visible or invisible to the naked eye?
Visible
Invisible
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About what size is the smallest black hole?
The size of an atom
The size of a pea
The size of a pin hole
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True or false: A stellar black hole can have up to 20 times the mass of the sun.
True
False
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What are the largest black holes called?
Super novas
Super massive
Interstellar
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True or false: Time runs slower the closer one gets to a black hole due to gravity.
True
False
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How close is the nearest black hole to earth?
1,600 light years
2,100 light years
10,000 light years
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True or false: Black holes can eventually evaporate.
True
False
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What shape are black holes?
Spheres
Cones
Pyramids
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True or false: Black holes can actually spin.
True
False
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What do black holes often emit?
Electromagnetic radiation
Gasses
Protons
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What scientist first developed a theory on black holes?
Albert Einstein
John Mitchell
Nikola Tesla
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You are black hole bright! While you don't know everything there is to know about black holes from a scientific perspective, you are aware of what they are and basic information. We think you're pretty smart!

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You are a black hole brainiac. When it comes to black holes and their properties, you are extremely well versed. You know almost all of the basics and are on your way to learning even more. Well done!

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You are black hole brilliant! When it comes to black holes, you know far beyond the basics. You have an amazing aptitude for astronomical concepts and information. Keep up the good work!

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1
What defined surface on a black hole marks the point of no return?
The edge space
The event horizon
The eclipse point
2
Are black holes visible or invisible to the naked eye?
Visible
Invisible
3
About what size is the smallest black hole?
The size of an atom
The size of a pea
The size of a pin hole
4
True or false: A stellar black hole can have up to 20 times the mass of the sun.
True
False
5
What are the largest black holes called?
Super novas
Super massive
Interstellar
6
True or false: Time runs slower the closer one gets to a black hole due to gravity.
True
False
7
How close is the nearest black hole to earth?
1,600 light years
2,100 light years
10,000 light years
8
True or false: Black holes can eventually evaporate.
True
False
9
What shape are black holes?
Spheres
Cones
Pyramids
10
True or false: Black holes can actually spin.
True
False
11
What do black holes often emit?
Electromagnetic radiation
Gasses
Protons
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What scientist first developed a theory on black holes?
Albert Einstein
John Mitchell
Nikola Tesla