What Do You Know About The Soma Cube?

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What Do You Know About The Soma Cube? - Quiz

Invented by Danish polymath Peit Hein in 1936, the soma cube is a puzzle consisting of mechanically interlinked pieces. The pieces are a combination of four unit cubes to form an inside corner. Take this quiz to test the depth of your knowledge about this puzzle.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many pieces make up the soma cube puzzle?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      8

  • 2. 
    What is a solid figure formed by joining one or more equal cubes face to face?
    • A. 

      Cuboid

    • B. 

      Tetraset

    • C. 

      Polycube

    • D. 

      Sphere

  • 3. 
    What is the foundation of the soma cube puzzle?
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Parallelism

    • C. 

      Chirality

    • D. 

      Isomerism

  • 4. 
    A polygon in the plane made of five equal-sized squares connected edge-to-edge is a?
    • A. 

      Pentroxis

    • B. 

      Pentraxete

    • C. 

      Pentomino

    • D. 

      Pentagon

  • 5. 
    What kind of tiling uses a small set of tile shapes that cannot form a repeating pattern?
    • A. 

      Geometric

    • B. 

      Dimensional

    • C. 

      Aperiodic

    • D. 

      Periodic

  • 6. 
    How many pentacubes make up the Bedlam cube?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      7

  • 7. 
    How many dicubes and hexacubes are found in a diabolical cube?
    • A. 

      2,1

    • B. 

      1,1

    • C. 

      2,2

    • D. 

      1,2

  • 8. 
    How many permutations of solutions to the soma cube puzzle exists?
    • A. 

      250

    • B. 

      200

    • C. 

      240

    • D. 

      300

  • 9. 
    The world record for the fastest time to solve a soma cube is?
    • A. 

      3.52 seconds

    • B. 

      2.93 seconds

    • C. 

      1.22 seconds

    • D. 

      2 minutes

  • 10. 
    When was the eight queens puzzle published?
    • A. 

      1842

    • B. 

      1840

    • C. 

      1848

    • D. 

      1845

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