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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What sort of lengths do P-branes have?
(a) Directional lengths.
(b) Vertical lengths.
(c) Horizonal lengths.
(d) Circular lengths.

2. What have serious effects on a quantum theory of gravity?
(a) Ground state fluctuations.
(b) Fourth state fluctuations.
(c) Second state fluctuations.
(d) Third state fluctuations.

3. Because of the curvature of space-time, how do paths appear to bend?
(a) As if moved by gravity.
(b) As if moved by magnets.
(c) As if moved by a plane.
(d) As if moved by a field.

4. What equation shows mass and energy are equivalent?
(a) E = mc2.
(b) G = cm2.
(c) E = cm3.
(d) G = mc3.

5. What is one of the twentieth century's greatest discoveries?
(a) The universe is collapsing.
(b) The universe is expanding.
(c) There are extraterrestrials.
(d) The earth will be uninhabitable in fifty years.

6. How many galaxies are there?
(a) One hundred thousand.
(b) Two trillion.
(c) Five million.
(d) Billions and billions.

7. What did this theory of curved spaces help Einstein and Marcel Grossman to do?
(a) Build another theory.
(b) Mark time accurately.
(c) Generate a proof.
(d) Curve space.

8. By what year was Einstein famous?
(a) 1988.
(b) 1907.
(c) 1909.
(d) 1899.

9. What can quantum theory represent?
(a) The dimensions of spacetime.
(b) The shaping of space and time.
(c) The curves of space and time.
(d) The model of a timewarp.

10. What is thought to expand at an accelerating rate in our universe?
(a) Scope.
(b) Light.
(c) Reach.
(d) Matter.

11. How did physicists respond to Hawking and Penrose's work?
(a) They were mystified.
(b) They were insanely horrified.
(c) They disliked the idea.
(d) They were delighted.

12. When were strings regarded as insufficient?
(a) Before 1988.
(b) After 1988.
(c) After 1985.
(d) Before 1985.

13. What does Hawking believe any good scientific theory should be rooted in?
(a) The scientific work of Isaac Newton.
(b) The philosophy of George Markus.
(c) The philosophy of science advanced by Karl Popper.
(d) The work of mathematician Karl Popper.

14. Where did Einstein move in 1914?
(a) Austria.
(b) New York.
(c) London.
(d) Berlin.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What human conceptions did Einstein's papers change?

2. How are galaxies distributed through space?

3. How do objects in space-time attempt to move?

4. What theories implied that supersymmetric field particles should have superpartners?

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

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