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

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

3. What is one reason Hawking takes multiple dimensions seriously?
(a) Conclusive relationships between plane models.
(b) Unexpected relationships between various string models.
(c) Unexpected relationships between multiple dimensions.
(d) Expected relationships between diverse string thories.

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

5. What does Hawking resist believing in?
(a) Extra dimensions.
(b) Ten dimensions.
(c) One dimension.
(d) Never-ending dimensions.

Short Answer Questions

1. If there is a low amount of matter in the universe what will happen?

2. According to Popper, what happens if positivism is true?

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

4. Who did Einstein encourage to begin nuclear research?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Briefly describe Einstein's involvement in the events of WWII.

2. Describe imaginary time.

3. What does the E = mc2 equation show?

4. How did the general relativity theory break down?

5. What is space-time?

6. Who worked on quantum mechanics in the 1920s, and what discovery was made?

7. What did Penrose and Hawking's theory have to say about the universe's history?

8. What was the bedrock of relativity theory, and what did it imply?

9. What paper did Einstein write with Grossman in 1913 and what happened in 1915 related to this same project?

10. What changed about the way we view zero point fluctuations in the 1940s?

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