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If an astronaut left Earth and traveled at .9c, how would he appear to those on Earth upon his return?
a) older than when he left but not by as much as they had aged b) older by the same amount they had aged c) older by more than they had aged d) the same age that he left
If an astronaut let Earth and traveled at .9c, how would the length of his craft appear to those on Earth as he was in transit (when compared to its length of the launch pad)?
a) longer b) shorter c) the same d) longer as he moves away, shorter as he returns
Light is _________.
a) a wave b) a series of particles c) both a wave and a series of particles d) none of these answers are correct
In approximately which year was the Higgs Boson postulated?
a) 2012 b) 2002 c) 1982 d) 1962
What is the importance of finding the Higgs Boson?
a) It is the first boson ever found. b) It is the last quark found to finish the standard model. c) It is the particle that gives objects mass. d) It is evidence that the Higgs Field exists.
Which of the following fields deals with objects of immense mass?
a) quantum mechanics b) supersymmetry c) general relativity d) string theory
Why is the Higgs Field important?
a) It is necessary for the current explanation as to why particles have mass b) It proves the existence of the Higgs boson c) It is necessary for the current explanation of both special and general relativity d) It is necessary for the current explanation of special (but not general) relativity
Which of the following elements would not be a good choice for a ferromagnet?
a) cobalt b) nickel c) gadolinium d) manganese
Electromagnetism can be explained by applying the laws of electricity with which theory?
a) Quantum Mechanics b) Supersymmetry c) String Theory d) The General Theory of Relativity
On cars, the passenger mirror typically carries a warning written on the mirror that objects in the mirror are closer than they appear. Why does the passenger's side window say this and the driver's side does not?
a) The passenger's side mirror is concave while the driver's side mirror is concave. b) The passenger's side mirror is concave while the driver's side mirror is planar. c) The passenger's side mirror is convex while the driver's side mirror is planar. d) The passenger's side mirror is convex while the driver's side mirror is concave.
Which of the following types of electromagnetic radiation are listed in order of increasing frequency?
a) gamma rays, x-rays, microwaves b) x-rays, ultraviolet rays, microwaves c) microwaves, ultraviolet rays, gamma rays d) gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet rays
Which of the following is NOT necessary for the formation of a rainbow?
a) a source of white light b) water (or other material(s) to act as a prism and mirror) c) an observer d) air
What is the bouncing back of light upon encountering a new medium called?
a) reflection b) refraction c) inflection d) polarization
Which of the following types of lenses could be used to start a fire, and how close would it need to be to the targeted material to do this?
a) converging, such that the center of curvature is on the material b) diverging, such that the center of curvature is on the material c) converging, such that the focus is on the material d) diverging, such that the focus is on the material
Which of the following is NOT an example of a mechanical wave?
a) seismic waves b) sound c) green light d) water waves
Which of the following is NOT needed in order for a one-way mirror (a.k.a. two-way mirror) to work properly?
a) silvering on both sides of the mirror b) a surface that is half silvered c) bright light on one side and dim (or no) light on the other d) All of these answers are needed.
What type of wave is a musical note?
a) longitudinal b) transverse c) electromagnetic d) none of these answers
Which of the following is unnecessary for the formation of a transverse wave?
a) a medium b) a vibration c) energy d) All of the answers are needed.
Who proposed the theory of general relativity?
a) Einstein b) Newton c) Higgs d) Hawking
According to theory, what is the only way we can interact with sparticles?
a) magnetically b) gravitationally c) electrically d) through weak interaction
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