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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What two things are considered capable of shaping space-time, according to Einstein?
(a) Mass and energy.
(b) Gravity and space.
(c) Time and conclusion.
(d) Matter and weight.

2. How were people's views of space-time changed because of Einstein's work?
(a) Space-time became understood as a passive feature.
(b) Space-time became irrelevant.
(c) No one's idea of space-time was changed.
(d) Space-time became understood as a dynamic feature.

3. What did Einstein resist to admit that general relativity implied if all the stars died?
(a) The universe would never die.
(b) The universe would never have existed.
(c) The universe would come to an end.
(d) The universe would collapse and recreate itself.

4. What human conceptions did Einstein's papers change?
(a) Morals, virtues, and predilections.
(b) Love, warp speed, and imaginary time.
(c) Time, ciphers, and values.
(d) Space, time, and reality.

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

6. What is a p = 2 brane?
(a) A surface.
(b) A geometrical unit.
(c) A ladder.
(d) A wall.

7. Dirac's discoveries were difficult to reconcile with what?
(a) Hawking's harangue on black hole theory.
(b) Maxwell's unification of magnetism, energy, and electricity.
(c) Popper's theory of demystification.
(d) Newton's law of gravity.

8. What did Hubble find about collections of stars?
(a) Collections of stars always have two megastars.
(b) Black holes can be found within large collections of stars.
(c) They are sometimes red-shifted and blue-shifted.
(d) Super novas are common in collections of stars.

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

10. What was everywhere when the universe was small?
(a) Molecular effects.
(b) Quantum effects.
(c) Particle effects.
(d) Atomic effects.

11. What did Einstein suggest concerning the speed of light?
(a) Light is independent of motion.
(b) Light is dependent on time.
(c) Light is independent of time.
(d) Light is dependent on motion.

12. What did Penrose and Hawking demonstrate concerning General Relativity?
(a) The universe started with a massive explosion.
(b) The universe will end with a massive explosion.
(c) The universe will collapse in a hundred years.
(d) The universe started with a tiny whirpool of light.

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

14. What does Hawking believe the possibility of intelligent beings depends on?
(a) The amount of matter in the universe.
(b) The amount of time in the universe.
(c) The amount of space in the universe.
(d) The amount of thought in the universe.

15. What theories implied that supersymmetric field particles should have superpartners?
(a) Particle accelerator theories.
(b) Supertheoric partner theories.
(c) Supergravity theories.
(d) Symmetric movement theories.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the philosopher Immanuel Kant worry about concerning time and Newton's model?

2. What may the universe not have, given quantum mechanics?

3. Who believed they could interpret General Relativity so time had an infinite past and an infinite future?

4. What does Hawking resist believing in?

5. What does supersymmetry imply?

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