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. Whom did Einstein later marry after his first marriage fell apart?
(a) His sister's friend Eleanor.
(b) His friend Margaret.
(c) His brother's sister Mary.
(d) His cousin Elsa.

2. When was Einstein born?
(a) 1867.
(b) 1899.
(c) 1798.
(d) 1879.

3. Because galaxies are not far apart, fifteen billion years ago what might have occurred?
(a) A light was turned on.
(b) A solar system was reduced to ten atoms.
(c) An earthquake.
(d) A "Big Bang."

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

5. Who did Einstein encourage to begin nuclear research?
(a) President Johnson.
(b) President Grant.
(c) President Roosevelt.
(d) President Truman.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where did Einstein receive his degree?

3. Who produced the theory about curved spaces?

4. How many articles did Einstein pen that rocketed him to the top of the scientific community?

5. How were people's views of space-time changed because of Einstein's work?

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