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3-D Puzzle Quiz
by Staff
A good puzzle is part problem-solving and part magic. In the following quiz, we test your knowledge of some of the world's most mystifying 3-D puzzles. Are you ready to get stumped?

What is considered to be the oldest mechanical puzzle in the world?

  • The Chinese jigsaw puzzle
  • The Loculus of Archimedes
  • The Interlocking Rings of Babylon

What is the only 3-D puzzle made by the popular 3-D jigsaw puzzle company Wrebbit to be pulled from shelves for religious reasons?

  • 3D Taj Mahal
  • 3D First Temple in Jerusalem
  • 3D Mecca

How many 3-D puzzles was the 3-D puzzle company Wrebbit churning out every day at its single Canadian factory to keep up with the pre-holiday rush in the late 1990s?

  • 5,000 puzzles a day
  • 15,000 puzzles a day
  • 30,000 puzzles a day

What was Paul Gallant's day job before he struck it rich as the amateur inventor of 3-D jigsaw puzzles?

  • Marketing executive
  • Pastry chef
  • Patent officer

How many possible color combinations can be made with a classic 3X3 Rubik's Cube?

  • 43 million
  • 43 billion
  • 43,000 trillion

How many videos are there on YouTube featuring the Rubik's Cube?

  • 4,000
  • 43,000
  • 430,000

The current world record for the fastest solve in an official speedcubing competition is how many seconds?

  • 8.4 seconds
  • 5.6 seconds
  • 4.5 seconds

In a 2007 Rubik's world championship competition, how many times in a row did Hungary's Matyas Kuti solve a Rubik's Cube blindfolded?

  • 9
  • 12
  • 18

What is the slowest recorded solve time for the Rubik's Cube?

  • 16 days
  • 3 years
  • 26 years

Which of the following is NOT the name of a method for solving the Rubik's Cube?

  • Schmidt method
  • Ortega method
  • Fridrich method

What is the maximum number of sequential moves required to open the world's most complicated puzzle box?

  • 48
  • 125
  • 258

According to calculations by IBM researchers, how many possible combinations can be arranged with a seemingly simple six-piece Burr puzzle?

  • 350,000
  • 35 million
  • 35 billion

True or False: There is a class of 3-D puzzles called "Impossible Puzzles."

  • True
  • False

The Puzzle of Fifteen, a sliding block puzzle in a box, sparked a worldwide obsession with puzzles in what year?

  • 1520
  • 1880
  • 1930

When the Rubik's Cube was first released in Hungary, it was called Buvos Kocka, meaning what in English?

  • Magic Cube
  • Twisted Cube
  • Crazy Cube

True or False: The Rubik's Cube world championship features an event where contestants solve the cube using their feet.

  • True
  • False

What's the world record for the most Rubik's Cubes solved in a single day?

  • 548 cubes
  • 2,869 cubes
  • 4,786 cubes

The "New York, New York" 3-D puzzle created by Wrebbit is the largest on record. How many pieces does it include?

  • 3,141
  • 5,380
  • 8,698

In what city is the world's largest Rubik's Cube located?

  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Knoxville, Tennessee

The Pentamix is arguably the world's hardest variation on the Rubik's Cube. How many individual moving pieces does it hold?

  • 498
  • 975
  • 1,047