WONDER #2479: Can You Solve the Fermi Paradox?

Question 1 of 3

What causes many people to believe there is life elsewhere in the universe?

  1. Enrico Fermi believed so, and he would know.
  2. The sheer size of the universe, which is full of billions of stars and habitable planets.
  3. Sightings of UFOs that were later found to be military airplanes.
  4. No one believes there is life elsewhere in the universe.

Question 2 of 3

One possible explanation for the Fermi Paradox is that aliens are trying to communicate with humans, but our _________________ isn’t advanced enough.

  1. phone
  2. holodeck
  3. technology
  4. planet

Question 3 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. why humans should travel into space as often as possible.
  2. where people are most likely to find alien life.
  3. the life of physicist Enrico Fermi.
  4. what the Fermi Paradox is and what some of its potential explanations are.

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/can-you-solve-the-fermi-paradox.