The Universe in a Nutshell Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1, A Brief History of Relativity.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which project produced Fat Man and Little Boy?
(a) The Brooklyn Project.
(b) The Chicago Project.
(c) The Manhattan Project.
(d) The Farside Project.

2. Who produced the theory about curved spaces?
(a) Professor Marx.
(b) Georg Reimann.
(c) George Markowitz.
(d) Harvey Dent.

3. What were Fat Man and Little Boy dropped on in 1945?
(a) Berlin and Kohn.
(b) Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
(c) Honolulu and Maui.
(d) Paris and London.

4. What theory of Einstein's contradicted Newton's law of gravity?
(a) Conscience.
(b) Specifism.
(c) Relativity.
(d) Pacificism.

5. When did Einstein receive the Nobel prize?
(a) 1925.
(b) 1967.
(c) 1943.
(d) 1921.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did nineteenth century scientists believe space was pervaded by?

2. Who did Einstein encourage to begin nuclear research?

3. What did Einstein suggest concerning the speed of light?

4. What theories of relativity did Einstein advance?

5. Who later showed that general relativity implied the Big Bang?

(see the answer key)

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