A quiz about eponymous laws â€” those that are named after someone.
- Mike Godwin observed in 1990 that as a Usenet discussion grows longer, someone will eventually make an analogy that invokes one of two proper nouns. Name those words for a half point each.
- What critic gave his name to this law: a work â€œis not about what it is about. It is about how it is about it.â€
- What two variables have an inversely proportional relationship when youâ€™re describing a fixed quantity of an ideal gas at a constant temperature, according to Boyleâ€™s Law? Half point each.
- Hanlonâ€™s Razor cautions that you should never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by what?
- According to Betteridgeâ€™s Law of Headlines, any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered with what word?
- Clarkeâ€™s Third Law and Nivenâ€™s Law are complementary observations that what two phenomena are indistinguishable from each other?
- If you apply Dolbearâ€™s law, you can figure out how warm it is by using the behavior of what insect?
- What American journalist, known as the Sage of Baltimore, is sometimes credited with the law â€œThose who can, do. Those who canâ€™t do, teachâ€?
- Brooksâ€™ Law observes that adding additional people to work on a late software project only makes it later. In an often quoted analogy, Brooks noted that nine women cannot do what specific project?
- According to Hofstadterâ€™s Law, coined in the book GÃ¶del Escher Bach, â€œit always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into accountâ€ what?