Event Horizon: Definition & Overview


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Which of the following statements describes an event horizon?

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1. Which physics theory predicted the existence of black hole event horizons?

2. Which of the following is the name given to the event horizon of a black hole?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the scientific theory of event horizons. Some of the information you'll be quizzed on include a description of an event horizon as well as facts regarding black holes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Description of an event horizon
  • Theory predicting the existence of black holes
  • Elements of an event horizon
  • Events beyond the cosmic event horizon
  • Facts regarding black holes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about event horizons in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name given to a black hole's event horizon
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about event horizons

Additional Learning

To learn more about science, review the accompanying lesson titled Event Horizon: Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the term 'event horizon'
  • Explain what a black hole is and how the terms 'accretion disc' and 'Schwarzschild radius' are related to the study of black holes
  • Compare and contrast the terms 'event horizon' and 'cosmic event horizon'
  • Know how Einstein's theory predicted the existence of black holes