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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What star system has a fairly certain black hole?
(a) Cygnus X-1.
(b) Pegasus X-2.
(c) Lythia X-1.
(d) Marlin X-2.

2. In the universe, objects move in what type of direction?
(a) In circular motions.
(b) In waves.
(c) In curved lines.
(d) In straight lines.

3. Philosophers try to understand the universe using what method?
(a) Circular arguments.
(b) Mathematics.
(c) Religious reasoning.
(d) Disciplined logic.

4. A black hole has zero what?
(a) Mass.
(b) Expansion.
(c) Curvature.
(d) Volume and surface area.

5. What is the name for the limit that states the smallest mass a star can have in order for it to produce a black hole?
(a) Torontareian limit.
(b) Subrahmanyan limit.
(c) Rustinmaliyan limit.
(d) Chandrasekhar limit.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of theories try to bring the various virtual particles together as one entity, but do not include gravity?

2. In what year did Stephen Hawking enter the Royal Society of London?

3. How many miles does light travel in one earth year?

4. Stephen Hawking has what disease?

5. Hawking co-authored a paper in what year that explains the big bang theory?

Short Essay Questions

1. What model of the atom persisted until the 1960's?

2. What is one way that scientists determine that subatomic particles exist?

3. Why can nothing move faster than the speed of light according to the theory of relativity?

4. Light behaves in which two manners?

5. In 1687 Newton published mathematical formulas that do what?

6. What determines whether a star can become a black hole?

7. What is one implication of the theory of relativity?

8. What stops quantum mechanics from explaining everything in the universe?

9. What do religious explanations to fundamental questions of the universe reveal?

10. What is the difference between the Aristotelian approach to science and Galileo's approach?

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