What Do You Know About Conway's Puzzle?

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What Do You Know About Conway

Conway's puzzle (or Conway puzzle) is an intriguing mathematical puzzle or packing problem in which the player must construct a certain number of a particular shape from diverse blocks. The puzzle—which was invented by John Horton Conway in the 20th century—is very popular today. And taking this quiz will educate you on Conway's puzzle and how to solve it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do you call the empty space in Conway’s puzzle? 
    • A. 

      Space

    • B. 

      Vacuum

    • C. 

      Hole

    • D. 

      Radius

  • 2. 
    What is the shape of Conway’s puzzle? 
    • A. 

      Cubic

    • B. 

      Cuboid

    • C. 

      Rectangular

    • D. 

      Square

  • 3. 
    Which of these popular puzzles is similar in shape to Conway’s puzzle?
    • A. 

      Sudoku

    • B. 

      Rubik's Cube

    • C. 

      Fibonacci Number puzzles

    • D. 

      Jigsaw

    • E. 

      Sujiko

    • F. 

      Think-a-Dot

  • 4. 
    Who invented Conway’s puzzle? 
    • A. 

      John Conway

    • B. 

      Dickinson Conway

    • C. 

      Jessica Conway

    • D. 

      Lewis Conway

  • 5. 
    How many 1x1x3 blocks are in Conway’s puzzle? 
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      2

  • 6. 
    How many cubic blocks can you find in Conway’s puzzle? 
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      3

  • 7. 
    How many blocks are in a Conway’s puzzle box? 
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      10

  • 8. 
    If you arranged all the blocks in Conway’s puzzle, what will be the shape of the box? 
    • A. 

      10x10x10

    • B. 

      2x2x2

    • C. 

      5x5x5

    • D. 

      1x1x1

  • 9. 
    In order to solve the Conway’s puzzle, which of these blocks needs to be placed so that exactly one of them appears in each 5x5x1 slice of the cube?
    • A. 

      1x2x2

    • B. 

      1x1x3

    • C. 

      2x2x2

    • D. 

      1×2×4

  • 10. 
    What is another name for Conway’s puzzle? 
    • A. 

      Boxes-in-a-Block

    • B. 

      Blocks-in-a-Box

    • C. 

      Cubes-in-a-Box

    • D. 

      Boxes-in-a-Cube

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