Quiz: Let's Get Physical: The Physics Quiz
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Let's Get Physical: The Physics Quiz
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Leptons, and atoms and bosons, oh my! New discoveries in physics happen so fast that even skilled scientists find it hard to keep up. See how much you know about famous physicists and theories old and new in this challenging yet fascinating field.

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When did scientists first discover that light had a specific, measureable speed?
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What do you call the building blocks that make up protons and neutrons?
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Which of the following is Augustin-Jean Fresnel best remembered for?
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What technology won the first Nobel Prize in physics in 1901?
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True or false: Electrons and neutrons make up the nucleus of an atom.
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Which of the following is NOT one of the four fundamental forces in physics?
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What technological innovation is Guglielmo Marconi best known for?
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True or false: Absolute zero is equal to zero degrees Celsius.
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What two measurements are captured by Boyle's law?
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Where can you find the world's largest particle accelerator?
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Which of these two measurements will allow you to easily determine the density of an object?
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True or false: Einstein theorized that space-time was curved, not flat.
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What is the "c" in Einstein's famous equation, e=mc<sup>2</sup>?
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True or false: Contrary to rumor, Einstein was a child prodigy in math and science.
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True or false: An ion always has more electrons than protons.
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What are Kelvins used to measure?
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Which of these particles always consists of three quarks?
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Which of these consists of one quark and one antiquark?
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True or false: The big bang took place 15 million years ago.
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True or false: Normal matter makes up around 5 percent of the universe.
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True or false: Quarks come in three different colors that you can see.
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If you hold your hand up to the sun for a moment, how many neutrinos pass through?
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What is Stephen Hawking's main field of study?
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How many dimensions exist in string theory?
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