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Let's Go Back to the Future Quiz

What did some of the great minds of the past think would happen by the year 2000? Quiz yourself and find out.

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What did some of the great minds of the past think would happen by the year 2000? Quiz yourself and find out.

1. How does physicist Stephen Hawking's vision of the future differ from that of many science fiction writers?

  • He does not believe in life on other planets in our solar system.
  • He believes that human DNA will change dramatically in the future.
  • He believes that cloning will be the scientific wave of the future.

2. Jules Verne, author of such classics as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days, wrote a novel about a perfect world in the year 2000. The book is titled:

  • Utopia.
  • Millenium.
  • An Ideal City.

3. Metropolis, Fritz Lang's 1926 film, painted a portrait of society in the year 2000 by showing:

  • A city where humans are slaves to animals.
  • Robots that looked and acted like people.
  • A colony on Mars.

4. What famous soothsayer predicted that in the year 1999 "A great king of terror will come from the sky," leading historians to believe he was talking about an apocalyptic meteorite?

  • Rasputin.
  • Zoroaster.
  • Nostradamus.

5. What was the president of Western Union referring to when he said, "What use could this company make of an electrical toy?"

  • The telephone.
  • The computer.
  • The remote control.

1. How does physicist Stephen Hawking's vision of the future differ from that of many science fiction writers?
He believes that human DNA will change dramatically in the future.

2. Jules Verne, author of such classics as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days, wrote a novel about a perfect world in the year 2000. The book is titled:
An Ideal City.

3. Metropolis, Fritz Lang's 1926 film, painted a portrait of society in the year 2000 by showing:
Robots that looked and acted like people.

4. What famous soothsayer predicted that in the year 1999 "A great king of terror will come from the sky," leading historians to believe he was talking about an apocalyptic meteorite?
Nostradamus.

5. What was the president of Western Union referring to when he said, "What use could this company make of an electrical toy?"
The telephone.

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