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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. Which team of researchers discovered the process for altering Calabi-Yau spaces by rupturing them?
(a) Hawking and Fermi.
(b) Bohr and Feynman.
(c) Greene and Morrison.
(d) Yau and Tian.

2. Tears in space-time are technically termed _____.
(a) Discrete abrogation events.
(b) Flops.
(c) Topology-changing transitions.
(d) Zero-point alignments.

3. The extra dimension or dimensions in M-theory are needed in order to incorporate _____.
(a) Electroweak duality.
(b) Supergravity.
(c) Electromagnetism.
(d) Unwound Calabi-Yau spaces.

4. What does the second law of thermodynamics state about entropy for a closed system?
(a) It always increases.
(b) It is conserved, and never changes.
(c) It always decreases.
(d) It varies with external temperature.

5. Who provided the computer programming to process the results of the Morrison-Greene experiment?
(a) Tian.
(b) Yau.
(c) Rutherford.
(d) Aspinwall.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following best describes a wormhole?

2. Regarding mirror-symmetry, Greene's work proved that _____.

3. About how long did the "primordial synthesis" stage of the big bang last?

4. What is one of the difficulties in determining the shape of the Calabi-Yau space?

5. Who posited the existence of M-theory?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the strong-weak duality?

2. Describe the nature and importance of the procedure discovered by Yau and Tian.

3. How is the shape of the Calabi-Yau space is determined?

4. How are strings affected by extra dimensions?

5. What is the major problem preventing string theory from gaining widespread acceptance, and why does this problem persist?

6. What is the Calabi-Yau space?

7. In the context of the big bang, what is symmetry breaking?

8. Are the extra-dimensions demanded by string theory, space or time dimensions? How are those dimensions experienced in everyday life?

9. What is mirror symmetry, and what is its relevance to string theory?

10. What is the relationship between the elementary particles and the Calabi-Yau space?

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