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HTW FE sample-v1s1[edit]

1. Mr. Smith starts from rest and accelerates to 4 m/s in 3 seconds. How far did he travel?

___ a) 6.0 meters
___ b) 5.0 meters
___ c) 4.0 meters
___ d) 3.0 meters
___ e) 7.0 meters


2. Excepting cases where where quantum jumps in energy are induced in another object (i.e., using only the uncertainty principle), which would NOT put a classical particle into the quantum regime?

___ a) low mass
___ b) low speed
___ c) confinement to a small space
___ d) high speed


3. How is the validity of a computer model typically tested?

___ a) by verifying its ability to calculate past climate conditions.
___ b) by making predictions about future years and seeing if they come true.
___ c) all of these are true
___ d) by verifying its ability to calculate current climate conditions.


4. The Sothic calendar of 365 days did not include an extra day every four years. As a consequence, it advanced by _____ days in 12 years

___ a) 2
___ b) 1
___ c) 4
___ d) 3


5. How would you describe Old Quantum Theory

___ a) neither complete nor self-consistent
___ b) complete but not self-consistent
___ c) complete and self-consistent
___ d) self-consistent but not complete


6. A car is traveling west and slowing down. The acceleration is

___ a) to the west
___ b) to the east
___ c) zero


7. Which statement is FALSE about the lede's map of the temperature anomaly (2000-2009)?

___ a) Central Europe has warmed more than the continental United States
___ b) The United States has warmed more than Australia
___ c) all portions of Antarctica have warmed
___ d) Northern Asia has warmed more than southern Asia


8. Computer modeling has conclusively established that anthropogenic warming has occurred since 1910.

___ a) true
___ b) false


9.
Crown gear.png
A ____________ is a gear which has teeth that projects at right angles to the face of the wheel.
___ a) spiral bevel gear
___ b) crown gear
___ c) epicycle gear


10. When a table cloth is quickly pulled out from under dishes, they hardly move. This is because

___ a) objects don't begin to accelerate until after the force has been applied
___ b) the cloth is accelerating for such a brief time that there is little motion
___ c) the cloth is more slippery when it is pulled quickly


11. When light passes from air to glass

___ a) the frequency increases
___ b) the frequency decreases
___ c) it bends away from the normal
___ d) it bends towards the normal
___ e) it does not bend


12. The Calico Acts were initially designed to protect

___ a) domestic cotton production
___ b) small manufacturers
___ c) the woollen industry
___ d) large manufacturers


13. Four minutes times 365 is approximately one

___ a) day
___ b) year
___ c) month
___ d) week


14. Babbage's use of punch cards in the 1930s to solve a problem posed by the Astronomical Society was later adopted to the Jacquard loom.

___ a) true
___ b) false


15. A car is headed due north and decreasing its speed. It is also turning left because it is also traveling in a perfect circle. The acceleration vector points

___ a) west
___ b) northwest
___ c) south
___ d) southwest
___ e) southeast


16. A 2008 report from Oak Ridge National Laboratory concluded that the dose to the public from radiation from coal plants is ___________ the radiation nuclear plants (excluding the possibility of accidental discharges of radioactive material

___ a) 100 times more than
___ b) 10 times more than
___ c) about the same as
___ d) 10 times less than
___ e) 100 times less than


17. Mr. Smith is driving at a speed of 5 m/s, when he slows down to a speed of 4 m/s, when he hits a wall at this speed, after travelling for 2 seconds. How far did he travel?

___ a) 10.0 meters
___ b) 9.0 meters
___ c) 8.0 meters
___ d) 11.0 meters
___ e) 12.0 meters


18. During the Industrial Revolution, the cost of producing sulfuric acid greatly improved by

___ a) replacing glass containers with lead containers
___ b) replacing iron containers with glass containers
___ c) replacing glass containers with iron containers
___ d) replacing lead containers with glass containers


19. Approximately what percent of global warming can be attributed to a long-term trend (since 1978) in the sun's energy?

___ a) 50%
___ b) 10%
___ c) 0%
___ d) 30%


20. If the electron behaved as a classical (non-quantum) particle and the electron was somehow connected to a spring inside the metal, then one would expect that photoelectrons would be emitted _______

___ a) at a specific frequency
___ b) above a threshold intensity
___ c) above a thresholdfrequency
___ d) above a threshold wavelength


21. Depleting the ozone layer cools the stratosphere because ozone absorbs UV energy from the sun that heats the stratosphere.

___ a) true
___ b) false


22. The Manhattan project made

___ a) plutonium and enriched uranium
___ b) plutonium and enriched hesparium
___ c) uranium and enriched plutonium


23. Pulse interference 2.svgThese two pulses will collide and produce

___ a) positive diffraction
___ b) negative interference
___ c) positive interference
___ d) negative diffraction


24. The "Greenhouse effect schematic" in the section on "Temperature changes..." indicates that most of the energy from the Sun is absorbed by the earth's atmosphere.

___ a) true
___ b) false


25. It has been estimated that farmland lost due to Fukushima accident will be again useful for farming in 40-60 years

___ a) true
___ b) false


26. Sothic calendar was an Egyptian calendar with twelve months of 30 days plus five intercalary days to keep the year synchronous with the Lunar phases.}

___ a) true
___ b) false


27. Saros (or Sar) was the Babylonian word for the Saros cycle.

___ a) true
___ b) false


28. If the machine is at B: 000110 , what's next?
2-state 2-symbol busy beaver.svg
___ a) B: 001110
___ b) A: 001110
___ c) B: 000111
___ d) A: 001110


29. A system that uses tables of numbers is called an analog computer

___ a) true
___ b) false


30. Compared with the first half of the twentieth century, the rate of earth's average temperature rise during the second (latter) half was

___ a) about the same
___ b) twice as much
___ c) half as much


31. Fermi used _______ to create what he thought was _______

___ a) "moonshine";   fast neutrons
___ b) slow neutrons;   a new element heavier than uranium (called a transuranic element)
___ c) transuranic (heavy) elements;   a new source of slow neutrons
___ d) slow neutrons;   "moonshine"


32. Ray drawing eye schematic01.svg If this represents the eye looking at an object, where is this object?

___ a) at infinity
___ b) very far away
___ c) directly in front of the eye (almost touching)
___ d) Two (of the other answers) are true
___ e) One focal length in front of the eye


33. What remains nearly the same after a single saros cycle has occured?

___ a) phase of moon and earth-moon distance
___ b) phase of moon and position of sun relative to background stars (i.e. zodiacal location)
___ c) phase of moon and position of moon relative to the background stars (i.e. zodiacal location)


34. The Turing machine was a(n) ______ device

___ a) conceptual
___ b) prototype
___ c) analog
___ d) digital
___ e) electromechanical


35. Dissonant pitches graphed.svg Two signals (dashed) add to a solid

___ a) dissonance
___ b) fifth
___ c) octave


36. Proxy temperatures measurements are defined as measurements made using measurements from space.

___ a) true
___ b) false


37. Uranium is approximately ______________ than silver in the Earth's crust.

___ a) 40 times less common
___ b) 40 times more common
___ c) 4 times less common
___ d) 4 times more common


38. Ernest Rutherford's "moonshine" was

___ a) what he called alpha particles
___ b) what he called the idea of relying on fossil fuels
___ c) what he called the idea of harnessing nuclear power
___ d) what called neutrons


39. The industrial revolution began in

___ a) simultaneously in a variety of European nations
___ b) simultaneously in Europe and the United States
___ c) Germany
___ d) United States
___ e) Great Britain


40. Anthropogenic means something that

___ a) humans cannot repair
___ b) human caused
___ c) will hurt humans
___ d) humans can repair


Key to HTW FE sample-v1s1[edit]

1. Mr. Smith starts from rest and accelerates to 4 m/s in 3 seconds. How far did he travel?

+ a) 6.0 meters
- b) 5.0 meters
- c) 4.0 meters
- d) 3.0 meters
- e) 7.0 meters


2. Excepting cases where where quantum jumps in energy are induced in another object (i.e., using only the uncertainty principle), which would NOT put a classical particle into the quantum regime?

- a) low mass
- b) low speed
- c) confinement to a small space
+ d) high speed


3. How is the validity of a computer model typically tested?

- a) by verifying its ability to calculate past climate conditions.
- b) by making predictions about future years and seeing if they come true.
+ c) all of these are true
- d) by verifying its ability to calculate current climate conditions.


4. The Sothic calendar of 365 days did not include an extra day every four years. As a consequence, it advanced by _____ days in 12 years

- a) 2
- b) 1
- c) 4
+ d) 3


5. How would you describe Old Quantum Theory

+ a) neither complete nor self-consistent
- b) complete but not self-consistent
- c) complete and self-consistent
- d) self-consistent but not complete


6. A car is traveling west and slowing down. The acceleration is

- a) to the west
+ b) to the east
- c) zero


7. Which statement is FALSE about the lede's map of the temperature anomaly (2000-2009)?

- a) Central Europe has warmed more than the continental United States
- b) The United States has warmed more than Australia
+ c) all portions of Antarctica have warmed
- d) Northern Asia has warmed more than southern Asia


8. Computer modeling has conclusively established that anthropogenic warming has occurred since 1910.

- a) true
+ b) false


9.
Crown gear.png
A ____________ is a gear which has teeth that projects at right angles to the face of the wheel.
- a) spiral bevel gear
+ b) crown gear
- c) epicycle gear


10. When a table cloth is quickly pulled out from under dishes, they hardly move. This is because

- a) objects don't begin to accelerate until after the force has been applied
+ b) the cloth is accelerating for such a brief time that there is little motion
- c) the cloth is more slippery when it is pulled quickly


11. When light passes from air to glass

- a) the frequency increases
- b) the frequency decreases
- c) it bends away from the normal
+ d) it bends towards the normal
- e) it does not bend


12. The Calico Acts were initially designed to protect

- a) domestic cotton production
- b) small manufacturers
+ c) the woollen industry
- d) large manufacturers


13. Four minutes times 365 is approximately one

+ a) day
- b) year
- c) month
- d) week


14. Babbage's use of punch cards in the 1930s to solve a problem posed by the Astronomical Society was later adopted to the Jacquard loom.

- a) true
+ b) false


15. A car is headed due north and decreasing its speed. It is also turning left because it is also traveling in a perfect circle. The acceleration vector points

- a) west
- b) northwest
- c) south
+ d) southwest
- e) southeast


16. A 2008 report from Oak Ridge National Laboratory concluded that the dose to the public from radiation from coal plants is ___________ the radiation nuclear plants (excluding the possibility of accidental discharges of radioactive material

+ a) 100 times more than
- b) 10 times more than
- c) about the same as
- d) 10 times less than
- e) 100 times less than


17. Mr. Smith is driving at a speed of 5 m/s, when he slows down to a speed of 4 m/s, when he hits a wall at this speed, after travelling for 2 seconds. How far did he travel?

- a) 10.0 meters
+ b) 9.0 meters
- c) 8.0 meters
- d) 11.0 meters
- e) 12.0 meters


18. During the Industrial Revolution, the cost of producing sulfuric acid greatly improved by

+ a) replacing glass containers with lead containers
- b) replacing iron containers with glass containers
- c) replacing glass containers with iron containers
- d) replacing lead containers with glass containers


19. Approximately what percent of global warming can be attributed to a long-term trend (since 1978) in the sun's energy?

- a) 50%
- b) 10%
+ c) 0%
- d) 30%


20. If the electron behaved as a classical (non-quantum) particle and the electron was somehow connected to a spring inside the metal, then one would expect that photoelectrons would be emitted _______

+ a) at a specific frequency
- b) above a threshold intensity
- c) above a thresholdfrequency
- d) above a threshold wavelength


21. Depleting the ozone layer cools the stratosphere because ozone absorbs UV energy from the sun that heats the stratosphere.

+ a) true
- b) false


22. The Manhattan project made

+ a) plutonium and enriched uranium
- b) plutonium and enriched hesparium
- c) uranium and enriched plutonium


23. Pulse interference 2.svgThese two pulses will collide and produce

- a) positive diffraction
+ b) negative interference
- c) positive interference
- d) negative diffraction


24. The "Greenhouse effect schematic" in the section on "Temperature changes..." indicates that most of the energy from the Sun is absorbed by the earth's atmosphere.

- a) true
+ b) false


25. It has been estimated that farmland lost due to Fukushima accident will be again useful for farming in 40-60 years

- a) true
+ b) false


26. Sothic calendar was an Egyptian calendar with twelve months of 30 days plus five intercalary days to keep the year synchronous with the Lunar phases.}

- a) true
+ b) false


27. Saros (or Sar) was the Babylonian word for the Saros cycle.

- a) true
+ b) false


28. If the machine is at B: 000110 , what's next?
2-state 2-symbol busy beaver.svg
- a) B: 001110
- b) A: 001110
- c) B: 000111
+ d) A: 001110


29. A system that uses tables of numbers is called an analog computer

- a) true
+ b) false


30. Compared with the first half of the twentieth century, the rate of earth's average temperature rise during the second (latter) half was

- a) about the same
+ b) twice as much
- c) half as much


31. Fermi used _______ to create what he thought was _______

- a) "moonshine";   fast neutrons
+ b) slow neutrons;   a new element heavier than uranium (called a transuranic element)
- c) transuranic (heavy) elements;   a new source of slow neutrons
- d) slow neutrons;   "moonshine"


32. Ray drawing eye schematic01.svg If this represents the eye looking at an object, where is this object?

- a) at infinity
- b) very far away
- c) directly in front of the eye (almost touching)
+ d) Two (of the other answers) are true
- e) One focal length in front of the eye


33. What remains nearly the same after a single saros cycle has occured?

+ a) phase of moon and earth-moon distance
- b) phase of moon and position of sun relative to background stars (i.e. zodiacal location)
- c) phase of moon and position of moon relative to the background stars (i.e. zodiacal location)


34. The Turing machine was a(n) ______ device

+ a) conceptual
- b) prototype
- c) analog
- d) digital
- e) electromechanical


35. Dissonant pitches graphed.svg Two signals (dashed) add to a solid

+ a) dissonance
- b) fifth
- c) octave


36. Proxy temperatures measurements are defined as measurements made using measurements from space.

- a) true
+ b) false


37. Uranium is approximately ______________ than silver in the Earth's crust.

- a) 40 times less common
+ b) 40 times more common
- c) 4 times less common
- d) 4 times more common


38. Ernest Rutherford's "moonshine" was

- a) what he called alpha particles
- b) what he called the idea of relying on fossil fuels
+ c) what he called the idea of harnessing nuclear power
- d) what called neutrons


39. The industrial revolution began in

- a) simultaneously in a variety of European nations
- b) simultaneously in Europe and the United States
- c) Germany
- d) United States
+ e) Great Britain


40. Anthropogenic means something that

- a) humans cannot repair
+ b) human caused
- c) will hurt humans
- d) humans can repair


HTW FE sample-v2s1[edit]

1. The industrial revolution began in

___ a) Great Britain
___ b) Germany
___ c) simultaneously in a variety of European nations
___ d) simultaneously in Europe and the United States
___ e) United States


2. Ernest Rutherford's "moonshine" was

___ a) what he called the idea of harnessing nuclear power
___ b) what called neutrons
___ c) what he called the idea of relying on fossil fuels
___ d) what he called alpha particles


3. A system that uses tables of numbers is called an analog computer

___ a) true
___ b) false


4. Which statement is FALSE about the lede's map of the temperature anomaly (2000-2009)?

___ a) all portions of Antarctica have warmed
___ b) The United States has warmed more than Australia
___ c) Northern Asia has warmed more than southern Asia
___ d) Central Europe has warmed more than the continental United States


5. Depleting the ozone layer cools the stratosphere because ozone absorbs UV energy from the sun that heats the stratosphere.

___ a) true
___ b) false


6. If the machine is at B: 000110 , what's next?
2-state 2-symbol busy beaver.svg
___ a) A: 001110
___ b) A: 001110
___ c) B: 001110
___ d) B: 000111


7. The Calico Acts were initially designed to protect

___ a) domestic cotton production
___ b) large manufacturers
___ c) small manufacturers
___ d) the woollen industry


8. Sothic calendar was an Egyptian calendar with twelve months of 30 days plus five intercalary days to keep the year synchronous with the Lunar phases.}

___ a) true
___ b) false


9. If the electron behaved as a classical (non-quantum) particle and the electron was somehow connected to a spring inside the metal, then one would expect that photoelectrons would be emitted _______

___ a) above a threshold wavelength
___ b) above a threshold intensity
___ c) above a thresholdfrequency
___ d) at a specific frequency


10. A car is headed due north and decreasing its speed. It is also turning left because it is also traveling in a perfect circle. The acceleration vector points

___ a) southwest
___ b) west
___ c) southeast
___ d) south
___ e) northwest


11. Approximately what percent of global warming can be attributed to a long-term trend (since 1978) in the sun's energy?

___ a) 50%
___ b) 10%
___ c) 30%
___ d) 0%


12. How would you describe Old Quantum Theory

___ a) neither complete nor self-consistent
___ b) complete and self-consistent
___ c) complete but not self-consistent
___ d) self-consistent but not complete


13. The Turing machine was a(n) ______ device

___ a) prototype
___ b) digital
___ c) electromechanical
___ d) conceptual
___ e) analog


14. Proxy temperatures measurements are defined as measurements made using measurements from space.

___ a) true
___ b) false


15. The Sothic calendar of 365 days did not include an extra day every four years. As a consequence, it advanced by _____ days in 12 years

___ a) 1
___ b) 3
___ c) 2
___ d) 4


16. A 2008 report from Oak Ridge National Laboratory concluded that the dose to the public from radiation from coal plants is ___________ the radiation nuclear plants (excluding the possibility of accidental discharges of radioactive material

___ a) 100 times less than
___ b) 10 times more than
___ c) 100 times more than
___ d) about the same as
___ e) 10 times less than


17. Dissonant pitches graphed.svg Two signals (dashed) add to a solid

___ a) fifth
___ b) octave
___ c) dissonance


18. Babbage's use of punch cards in the 1930s to solve a problem posed by the Astronomical Society was later adopted to the Jacquard loom.

___ a) true
___ b) false


19. Computer modeling has conclusively established that anthropogenic warming has occurred since 1910.

___ a) true
___ b) false


20. Excepting cases where where quantum jumps in energy are induced in another object (i.e., using only the uncertainty principle), which would NOT put a classical particle into the quantum regime?

___ a) low speed
___ b) high speed
___ c) low mass
___ d) confinement to a small space


21.
Crown gear.png
A ____________ is a gear which has teeth that projects at right angles to the face of the wheel.
___ a) spiral bevel gear
___ b) epicycle gear
___ c) crown gear


22. Ray drawing eye schematic01.svg If this represents the eye looking at an object, where is this object?

___ a) directly in front of the eye (almost touching)
___ b) Two (of the other answers) are true
___ c) at infinity
___ d) One focal length in front of the eye
___ e) very far away


23. The "Greenhouse effect schematic" in the section on "Temperature changes..." indicates that most of the energy from the Sun is absorbed by the earth's atmosphere.

___ a) true
___ b) false


24. Four minutes times 365 is approximately one

___ a) month
___ b) week
___ c) day
___ d) year


25. During the Industrial Revolution, the cost of producing sulfuric acid greatly improved by

___ a) replacing glass containers with iron containers
___ b) replacing glass containers with lead containers
___ c) replacing iron containers with glass containers
___ d) replacing lead containers with glass containers


26. Uranium is approximately ______________ than silver in the Earth's crust.

___ a) 40 times less common
___ b) 40 times more common
___ c) 4 times less common
___ d) 4 times more common


27. When light passes from air to glass

___ a) the frequency decreases
___ b) the frequency increases
___ c) it bends towards the normal
___ d) it bends away from the normal
___ e) it does not bend


28. Saros (or Sar) was the Babylonian word for the Saros cycle.

___ a) true
___ b) false


29. Pulse interference 2.svgThese two pulses will collide and produce

___ a) negative diffraction
___ b) negative interference
___ c) positive diffraction
___ d) positive interference


30. Mr. Smith is driving at a speed of 5 m/s, when he slows down to a speed of 4 m/s, when he hits a wall at this speed, after travelling for 2 seconds. How far did he travel?

___ a) 8.0 meters
___ b) 10.0 meters
___ c) 11.0 meters
___ d) 12.0 meters
___ e) 9.0 meters


31. Fermi used _______ to create what he thought was _______

___ a) transuranic (heavy) elements;   a new source of slow neutrons
___ b) "moonshine";   fast neutrons
___ c) slow neutrons;   "moonshine"
___ d) slow neutrons;   a new element heavier than uranium (called a transuranic element)


32. The Manhattan project made

___ a) uranium and enriched plutonium
___ b) plutonium and enriched hesparium
___ c) plutonium and enriched uranium


33. When a table cloth is quickly pulled out from under dishes, they hardly move. This is because

___ a) the cloth is accelerating for such a brief time that there is little motion
___ b) objects don't begin to accelerate until after the force has been applied
___ c) the cloth is more slippery when it is pulled quickly


34. Mr. Smith starts from rest and accelerates to 4 m/s in 3 seconds. How far did he travel?

___ a) 7.0 meters
___ b) 3.0 meters
___ c) 5.0 meters
___ d) 6.0 meters
___ e) 4.0 meters


35. It has been estimated that farmland lost due to Fukushima accident will be again useful for farming in 40-60 years

___ a) true
___ b) false


36. How is the validity of a computer model typically tested?

___ a) by verifying its ability to calculate past climate conditions.
___ b) by making predictions about future years and seeing if they come true.
___ c) all of these are true
___ d) by verifying its ability to calculate current climate conditions.


37. Anthropogenic means something that

___ a) human caused
___ b) will hurt humans
___ c) humans can repair
___ d) humans cannot repair


38. What remains nearly the same after a single saros cycle has occured?

___ a) phase of moon and earth-moon distance
___ b) phase of moon and position of moon relative to the background stars (i.e. zodiacal location)
___ c) phase of moon and position of sun relative to background stars (i.e. zodiacal location)


39. Compared with the first half of the twentieth century, the rate of earth's average temperature rise during the second (latter) half was

___ a) about the same
___ b) half as much
___ c) twice as much


40. A car is traveling west and slowing down. The acceleration is

___ a) to the west
___ b) to the east
___ c) zero


Key to HTW FE sample-v2s1[edit]

1. The industrial revolution began in

+ a) Great Britain
- b) Germany
- c) simultaneously in a variety of European nations
- d) simultaneously in Europe and the United States
- e) United States


2. Ernest Rutherford's "moonshine" was

+ a) what he called the idea of harnessing nuclear power
- b) what called neutrons
- c) what he called the idea of relying on fossil fuels
- d) what he called alpha particles


3. A system that uses tables of numbers is called an analog computer

- a) true
+ b) false


4. Which statement is FALSE about the lede's map of the temperature anomaly (2000-2009)?

+ a) all portions of Antarctica have warmed
- b) The United States has warmed more than Australia
- c) Northern Asia has warmed more than southern Asia
- d) Central Europe has warmed more than the continental United States


5. Depleting the ozone layer cools the stratosphere because ozone absorbs UV energy from the sun that heats the stratosphere.

+ a) true
- b) false


6. If the machine is at B: 000110 , what's next?
2-state 2-symbol busy beaver.svg
- a) A: 001110
+ b) A: 001110
- c) B: 001110
- d) B: 000111


7. The Calico Acts were initially designed to protect

- a) domestic cotton production
- b) large manufacturers
- c) small manufacturers
+ d) the woollen industry


8. Sothic calendar was an Egyptian calendar with twelve months of 30 days plus five intercalary days to keep the year synchronous with the Lunar phases.}

- a) true
+ b) false


9. If the electron behaved as a classical (non-quantum) particle and the electron was somehow connected to a spring inside the metal, then one would expect that photoelectrons would be emitted _______

- a) above a threshold wavelength
- b) above a threshold intensity
- c) above a thresholdfrequency
+ d) at a specific frequency


10. A car is headed due north and decreasing its speed. It is also turning left because it is also traveling in a perfect circle. The acceleration vector points

+ a) southwest
- b) west
- c) southeast
- d) south
- e) northwest


11. Approximately what percent of global warming can be attributed to a long-term trend (since 1978) in the sun's energy?

- a) 50%
- b) 10%
- c) 30%
+ d) 0%


12. How would you describe Old Quantum Theory

+ a) neither complete nor self-consistent
- b) complete and self-consistent
- c) complete but not self-consistent
- d) self-consistent but not complete


13. The Turing machine was a(n) ______ device

- a) prototype
- b) digital
- c) electromechanical
+ d) conceptual
- e) analog


14. Proxy temperatures measurements are defined as measurements made using measurements from space.

- a) true
+ b) false


15. The Sothic calendar of 365 days did not include an extra day every four years. As a consequence, it advanced by _____ days in 12 years

- a) 1
+ b) 3
- c) 2
- d) 4


16. A 2008 report from Oak Ridge National Laboratory concluded that the dose to the public from radiation from coal plants is ___________ the radiation nuclear plants (excluding the possibility of accidental discharges of radioactive material

- a) 100 times less than
- b) 10 times more than
+ c) 100 times more than
- d) about the same as
- e) 10 times less than


17. Dissonant pitches graphed.svg Two signals (dashed) add to a solid

- a) fifth
- b) octave
+ c) dissonance


18. Babbage's use of punch cards in the 1930s to solve a problem posed by the Astronomical Society was later adopted to the Jacquard loom.

- a) true
+ b) false


19. Computer modeling has conclusively established that anthropogenic warming has occurred since 1910.

- a) true
+ b) false


20. Excepting cases where where quantum jumps in energy are induced in another object (i.e., using only the uncertainty principle), which would NOT put a classical particle into the quantum regime?

- a) low speed
+ b) high speed
- c) low mass
- d) confinement to a small space


21.
Crown gear.png
A ____________ is a gear which has teeth that projects at right angles to the face of the wheel.
- a) spiral bevel gear
- b) epicycle gear
+ c) crown gear


22. Ray drawing eye schematic01.svg If this represents the eye looking at an object, where is this object?

- a) directly in front of the eye (almost touching)
+ b) Two (of the other answers) are true
- c) at infinity
- d) One focal length in front of the eye
- e) very far away


23. The "Greenhouse effect schematic" in the section on "Temperature changes..." indicates that most of the energy from the Sun is absorbed by the earth's atmosphere.

- a) true
+ b) false


24. Four minutes times 365 is approximately one

- a) month
- b) week
+ c) day
- d) year


25. During the Industrial Revolution, the cost of producing sulfuric acid greatly improved by

- a) replacing glass containers with iron containers
+ b) replacing glass containers with lead containers
- c) replacing iron containers with glass containers
- d) replacing lead containers with glass containers


26. Uranium is approximately ______________ than silver in the Earth's crust.

- a) 40 times less common
+ b) 40 times more common
- c) 4 times less common
- d) 4 times more common


27. When light passes from air to glass

- a) the frequency decreases
- b) the frequency increases
+ c) it bends towards the normal
- d) it bends away from the normal
- e) it does not bend


28. Saros (or Sar) was the Babylonian word for the Saros cycle.

- a) true
+ b) false


29. Pulse interference 2.svgThese two pulses will collide and produce

- a) negative diffraction
+ b) negative interference
- c) positive diffraction
- d) positive interference


30. Mr. Smith is driving at a speed of 5 m/s, when he slows down to a speed of 4 m/s, when he hits a wall at this speed, after travelling for 2 seconds. How far did he travel?

- a) 8.0 meters
- b) 10.0 meters
- c) 11.0 meters
- d) 12.0 meters
+ e) 9.0 meters


31. Fermi used _______ to create what he thought was _______

- a) transuranic (heavy) elements;   a new source of slow neutrons
- b) "moonshine";   fast neutrons
- c) slow neutrons;   "moonshine"
+ d) slow neutrons;   a new element heavier than uranium (called a transuranic element)


32. The Manhattan project made

- a) uranium and enriched plutonium
- b) plutonium and enriched hesparium
+ c) plutonium and enriched uranium


33. When a table cloth is quickly pulled out from under dishes, they hardly move. This is because

+ a) the cloth is accelerating for such a brief time that there is little motion
- b) objects don't begin to accelerate until after the force has been applied
- c) the cloth is more slippery when it is pulled quickly


34. Mr. Smith starts from rest and accelerates to 4 m/s in 3 seconds. How far did he travel?

- a) 7.0 meters
- b) 3.0 meters
- c) 5.0 meters
+ d) 6.0 meters
- e) 4.0 meters


35. It has been estimated that farmland lost due to Fukushima accident will be again useful for farming in 40-60 years

- a) true
+ b) false


36. How is the validity of a computer model typically tested?

- a) by verifying its ability to calculate past climate conditions.
- b) by making predictions about future years and seeing if they come true.
+ c) all of these are true
- d) by verifying its ability to calculate current climate conditions.


37. Anthropogenic means something that

+ a) human caused
- b) will hurt humans
- c) humans can repair
- d) humans cannot repair


38. What remains nearly the same after a single saros cycle has occured?

+ a) phase of moon and earth-moon distance
- b) phase of moon and position of moon relative to the background stars (i.e. zodiacal location)
- c) phase of moon and position of sun relative to background stars (i.e. zodiacal location)


39. Compared with the first half of the twentieth century, the rate of earth's average temperature rise during the second (latter) half was

- a) about the same
- b) half as much
+ c) twice as much


40. A car is traveling west and slowing down. The acceleration is

- a) to the west
+ b) to the east
- c) zero


HTW FE sample-v1s2[edit]

1. The 2007 IPCC report stated that most global warming was likely being caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activities. Among the science academies of the major industrialized nations, this finding was recognized by

___ a) all but the US academy of science
___ b) 90% of the academies of science
___ c) all of the academies of science
___ d) 60% of the academies of science


2. The Industrial Revolution lasted just under _____ years

___ a) 300
___ b) 400
___ c) 100
___ d) 500
___ e) 200


3. As the Sun, Moon, and planets seem to move around the Earth, they remain close to a circle, called the ecliptic, that can be drawn on paper or imagined in the sky. The Babylonians divided this circle into 12 unequal sections of approximately 30 degrees each, and labeled the sections after the zodiacal constellations.

___ a) true
___ b) false


4. Mr. Smith starts from rest and accelerates to 2 m/s in 3 seconds. How far did he travel?

___ a) 6.0 meters
___ b) 7.0 meters
___ c) 5.0 meters
___ d) 3.0 meters
___ e) 4.0 meters


5. High-level radioactive waste management is a daunting problem because

___ a) the isotopes are long-lived
___ b) the isotopes are short-lived
___ c) they cannot be stored underground


6. Analysis of the uncertainties associated with feedback suggests that the "worst-case" scenario is more difficult to model.

___ a) true
___ b) false


7. What happens to the wavelength on a wave on a stretched string if the wave passes from lightweight (low density) region of the rope to a heavy (high density) rope?

___ a) the wavelength gets longer
___ b) the wavelength gets shorter
___ c) the wavelength stays the same


8. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico

___ a) was originally a research and development facility but is now under private ownership
___ b) can no longer nuclear waste from production reactors because it is full
___ c) is currently taking nuclear waste from production reactors


9. How many years did it take before Europe made a device as sophisticated as the Antikythera mechanism?

___ a)1500 years
___ b)300 years
___ c)15,000 years
___ d)30 years
___ e)3000 years


10. The first nuclear power plant to contribute to the grid was situated in

___ a) Virginia
___ b) Great Britain
___ c) Oak Ridge
___ d) Russia


11. What fraction of the world's electricity was produced by nuclear power in 2012?

___ a) 63%
___ b) 3%
___ c) 13%
___ d) 33%


12. According to Wikipedia, the first large machine tool was used to

___ a) drill coal mines
___ b) bore cylinders for steam engines steam engines.
___ c) plane rails for railroads
___ d) shape plates for ship hulls


13. Since 1971, 90% of earth's increased energy caused by global warming has been stored in the _____________, mostly _____________

___ a) sea; in the top kilometer
___ b) land; near the equators
___ c) sea; in the bottom kilometer
___ d) land; near the poles
___ e) air; in the water vapor


14. If the machine is at A: 001110, what's next?
2-state 2-symbol busy beaver.svg
___ a) H: 011110
___ b) B: 011110
___ c) H: 011110
___ d) A: 011110


15. Approximately what percent of global warming can be attributed to a long-term trend (since 1978) in the sun's energy?

___ a) 0%
___ b) 50%
___ c) 30%
___ d) 10%


16. In the photoelectric effect, how was the maximum kinetic energy measured?

___ a) by measuring the wavelength of the light
___ b) by measuring the voltage required to prevent the electrons from passing between the two electrodes.
___ c) by measuring the distance between the electrodes


17. The law of reflection applies to

___ a) both flat and curved surfaces
___ b) only light in a vacuum
___ c) flat surfaces
___ d) curved surfaces
___ e) telescopes but not microscopes


18. The reprocessing of spent Uranium worsens the problem of long term waste storage

___ a) true
___ b) false


19. The Stefan-Boltzmann law plays a central role in establishing a planets temperature as the sun heats the planet until the thermal (infra-red) radiation away the planet rises to match the solar radiation onto the planet

___ a) true
___ b) false


20. Mr. Smith starts at rest and accelerates to a speed of 2 m/s, in 6 seconds. He then travels at this speed for an additional 3 seconds. Then he decelerates uniformly, taking 4 seconds to come to rest. How far did he travel?

___ a) 18.0 meters
___ b) 20.0 meters
___ c) 19.0 meters
___ d) 17.0 meters
___ e) 16.0 meters


21. A car is traveling in a perfect circle at constant speed. If the car is headed north while turning east, the acceleration is

___ a) zero
___ b) south
___ c) west
___ d) east
___ e) north


22. A car is traveling east and slowing down. The acceleration is

___ a) zero
___ b) to the east
___ c) to the west


23. If you start moving towards a source of sound, the pitch becomes

___ a) lower
___ b) higher
___ c) unchanged


24. How would you describe Old Quantum Theory

___ a) complete but not self-consistent
___ b) neither complete nor self-consistent
___ c) self-consistent but not complete
___ d) complete and self-consistent


25. Your best friend's pet lizard is thirsty every 2 days, hungry every 3 days, and frisky every 5 days. If she is thirsty, hungry, and frisky today, whe will be thirsty, hungry, and frisky _____ days later

___ a) 10
___ b) 30
___ c) 15
___ d) 40


26. A car is headed due north and increasing its speed. It is also turning right because it is also traveling in a perfect circle. The velocity vector points

___ a) south
___ b) northeast
___ c) southwest
___ d) northwest
___ e) north


27. Ray drawing eye schematic01.svg If this represents the eye looking at an object, where is this object?

___ a) One focal length in front of the eye
___ b) at infinity
___ c) Two (of the other answers) are true
___ d) very far away
___ e) directly in front of the eye (almost touching)


28. The "Greenhouse effect schematic" in the section on "Temperature changes..." indicates that most of the energy from the Sun is absorbed at the earth's surface.

___ a) true
___ b) false


29. Which of the following was NOT used as evidence in an effort to guess where the Antikythera device originated?

___ a) Some of the astronomical events associated with the device could have only have been seen from Corinth, a region associated with Archimedes.
___ b) Vases found at the site suggest an origin near the trading port of Rhodes, where Hipparchus was believed to have worked.
___ c) Coins at the site seemed to originate from Pergamon, where an important library was situated.
___ d) The Library of Alexandria, where Ptolemy would later work, would have been a likely destination or origin for the ship.


30. What was Plank's understanding of the significance of his work on blackbody radiation?

___ a) he knew it would someday win him a Nobel prize
___ b) the thought it was some sort of mathematical trick
___ c) he eventually convinced his dissertation committee that the theory was correct
___ d) he was afraid to publish it for fear of losing his reputation


31. Proxy temperatures measurements are defined as indirect inferences gathered from ice cores, tree rings, and so forth

___ a) true
___ b)false


32. Manchester acquired the nickname __________ during the early 19th century owing to its sprawl of ______

___ a) Weavopolis, Weaving factories
___ b) Coalopolis, coal mines
___ c) Cottonopolis, textile factories
___ d) Cokopolis, coke processing plants


33. Compared with the second half of the twentieth century, the rate of earth's average temperature rise during the first half was

___ a) about the same
___ b) twice as much
___ c) half as much


34. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which nearly equals the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

___ a) true
___ b) false


35. The Colossus, used to defeat the German Enigma machine during World War II in 1944, was

___ a) Turing-complete
___ b) mechanical
___ c) electromechanical
___ d) electric digital programmable


36. Analog computers were phased out by the dawn of the twentieth century (circa 1900)

___ a) true
___ b) false


37. The distinction between the urban heat island effect and land use changes is that the latter involves the earth's average temperature while the former involves only the temperature near weather stations where the measurements are made

___ a) true
___ b) false


38. In terms of lives lost per unit of energy generated, evidence suggests that nuclear power has caused ______ fatalities per unit of energy generated than the other major sources of energy.

___ a) comparable
___ b) less
___ c) more


39. Suppose that you see a full moon, but no eclipse. You can be certain that a full moon will also occur exactly one Saros later.

___ a) true
___ b) false


40. Babbage's use of punch cards in the 1930s to solve a problem posed by the Astronomical Society was preceded by such use on the Jacquard loom.

___ a) true
___ b) false


Key to HTW FE sample-v1s2[edit]

1. The 2007 IPCC report stated that most global warming was likely being caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activities. Among the science academies of the major industrialized nations, this finding was recognized by

- a) all but the US academy of science
- b) 90% of the academies of science
+ c) all of the academies of science
- d) 60% of the academies of science


2. The Industrial Revolution lasted just under _____ years

- a) 300
- b) 400
+ c) 100
- d) 500
- e) 200


3. As the Sun, Moon, and planets seem to move around the Earth, they remain close to a circle, called the ecliptic, that can be drawn on paper or imagined in the sky. The Babylonians divided this circle into 12 unequal sections of approximately 30 degrees each, and labeled the sections after the zodiacal constellations.

- a) true
+ b) false


4. Mr. Smith starts from rest and accelerates to 2 m/s in 3 seconds. How far did he travel?

- a) 6.0 meters
- b) 7.0 meters
- c) 5.0 meters
+ d) 3.0 meters
- e) 4.0 meters


5. High-level radioactive waste management is a daunting problem because

+ a) the isotopes are long-lived
- b) the isotopes are short-lived
- c) they cannot be stored underground


6. Analysis of the uncertainties associated with feedback suggests that the "worst-case" scenario is more difficult to model.

+ a) true
- b) false


7. What happens to the wavelength on a wave on a stretched string if the wave passes from lightweight (low density) region of the rope to a heavy (high density) rope?

+ a) the wavelength gets longer
- b) the wavelength gets shorter
- c) the wavelength stays the same


8. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico

- a) was originally a research and development facility but is now under private ownership
- b) can no longer nuclear waste from production reactors because it is full
+ c) is currently taking nuclear waste from production reactors


9. How many years did it take before Europe made a device as sophisticated as the Antikythera mechanism?

+ a)1500 years
- b)300 years
- c)15,000 years
- d)30 years
- e)3000 years


10. The first nuclear power plant to contribute to the grid was situated in

- a) Virginia
- b) Great Britain
- c) Oak Ridge
+ d) Russia


11. What fraction of the world's electricity was produced by nuclear power in 2012?

- a) 63%
- b) 3%
+ c) 13%
- d) 33%


12. According to Wikipedia, the first large machine tool was used to

- a) drill coal mines
+ b) bore cylinders for steam engines steam engines.
- c) plane rails for railroads
- d) shape plates for ship hulls


13. Since 1971, 90% of earth's increased energy caused by global warming has been stored in the _____________, mostly _____________

+ a) sea; in the top kilometer
- b) land; near the equators
- c) sea; in the bottom kilometer
- d) land; near the poles
- e) air; in the water vapor


14. If the machine is at A: 001110, what's next?
2-state 2-symbol busy beaver.svg
- a) H: 011110
+ b) B: 011110
- c) H: 011110
- d) A: 011110


15. Approximately what percent of global warming can be attributed to a long-term trend (since 1978) in the sun's energy?

+ a) 0%
- b) 50%
- c) 30%
- d) 10%


16. In the photoelectric effect, how was the maximum kinetic energy measured?

- a) by measuring the wavelength of the light
+ b) by measuring the voltage required to prevent the electrons from passing between the two electrodes.
- c) by measuring the distance between the electrodes


17. The law of reflection applies to

+ a) both flat and curved surfaces
- b) only light in a vacuum
- c) flat surfaces
- d) curved surfaces
- e) telescopes but not microscopes


18. The reprocessing of spent Uranium worsens the problem of long term waste storage

- a) true
+ b) false


19. The Stefan-Boltzmann law plays a central role in establishing a planets temperature as the sun heats the planet until the thermal (infra-red) radiation away the planet rises to match the solar radiation onto the planet

+ a) true
- b) false


20. Mr. Smith starts at rest and accelerates to a speed of 2 m/s, in 6 seconds. He then travels at this speed for an additional 3 seconds. Then he decelerates uniformly, taking 4 seconds to come to rest. How far did he travel?

- a) 18.0 meters
- b) 20.0 meters
- c) 19.0 meters
- d) 17.0 meters
+ e) 16.0 meters


21. A car is traveling in a perfect circle at constant speed. If the car is headed north while turning east, the acceleration is

- a) zero
- b) south
- c) west
+ d) east
- e) north


22. A car is traveling east and slowing down. The acceleration is

- a) zero
- b) to the east
+ c) to the west


23. If you start moving towards a source of sound, the pitch becomes

- a) lower
+ b) higher
- c) unchanged


24. How would you describe Old Quantum Theory

- a) complete but not self-consistent
+ b) neither complete nor self-consistent
- c) self-consistent but not complete
- d) complete and self-consistent


25. Your best friend's pet lizard is thirsty every 2 days, hungry every 3 days, and frisky every 5 days. If she is thirsty, hungry, and frisky today, whe will be thirsty, hungry, and frisky _____ days later

- a) 10
+ b) 30
- c) 15
- d) 40


26. A car is headed due north and increasing its speed. It is also turning right because it is also traveling in a perfect circle. The velocity vector points

- a) south
- b) northeast
- c) southwest
- d) northwest
+ e) north


27. Ray drawing eye schematic01.svg If this represents the eye looking at an object, where is this object?

- a) One focal length in front of the eye
- b) at infinity
+ c) Two (of the other answers) are true
- d) very far away
- e) directly in front of the eye (almost touching)


28. The "Greenhouse effect schematic" in the section on "Temperature changes..." indicates that most of the energy from the Sun is absorbed at the earth's surface.

+ a) true
- b) false


29. Which of the following was NOT used as evidence in an effort to guess where the Antikythera device originated?

- a) Some of the astronomical events associated with the device could have only have been seen from Corinth, a region associated with Archimedes.
- b) Vases found at the site suggest an origin near the trading port of Rhodes, where Hipparchus was believed to have worked.
- c) Coins at the site seemed to originate from Pergamon, where an important library was situated.
+ d) The Library of Alexandria, where Ptolemy would later work, would have been a likely destination or origin for the ship.


30. What was Plank's understanding of the significance of his work on blackbody radiation?

- a) he knew it would someday win him a Nobel prize
+ b) the thought it was some sort of mathematical trick
- c) he eventually convinced his dissertation committee that the theory was correct
- d) he was afraid to publish it for fear of losing his reputation


31. Proxy temperatures measurements are defined as indirect inferences gathered from ice cores, tree rings, and so forth

+ a) true
- b)false


32. Manchester acquired the nickname __________ during the early 19th century owing to its sprawl of ______

- a) Weavopolis, Weaving factories
- b) Coalopolis, coal mines
+ c) Cottonopolis, textile factories
- d) Cokopolis, coke processing plants


33. Compared with the second half of the twentieth century, the rate of earth's average temperature rise during the first half was

- a) about the same
- b) twice as much
+ c) half as much


34. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which nearly equals the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

- a) true
+ b) false


35. The Colossus, used to defeat the German Enigma machine during World War II in 1944, was

- a) Turing-complete
- b) mechanical
- c) electromechanical
+ d) electric digital programmable


36. Analog computers were phased out by the dawn of the twentieth century (circa 1900)

- a) true
+ b) false


37. The distinction between the urban heat island effect and land use changes is that the latter involves the earth's average temperature while the former involves only the temperature near weather stations where the measurements are made

+ a) true
- b) false


38. In terms of lives lost per unit of energy generated, evidence suggests that nuclear power has caused ______ fatalities per unit of energy generated than the other major sources of energy.

+ a) comparable
- b) less
- c) more


39. Suppose that you see a full moon, but no eclipse. You can be certain that a full moon will also occur exactly one Saros later.

+ a) true
- b) false


40. Babbage's use of punch cards in the 1930s to solve a problem posed by the Astronomical Society was preceded by such use on the Jacquard loom.

+ a) true
- b) false


HTW FE sample-v2s2[edit]

1. Analysis of the uncertainties associated with feedback suggests that the "worst-case" scenario is more difficult to model.

___ a) true
___ b) false


2. What fraction of the world's electricity was produced by nuclear power in 2012?

___ a) 33%
___ b) 63%
___ c) 13%
___ d) 3%


3. Approximately what percent of global warming can be attributed to a long-term trend (since 1978) in the sun's energy?

___ a) 0%
___ b) 10%
___ c) 50%
___ d) 30%


4. Proxy temperatures measurements are defined as indirect inferences gathered from ice cores, tree rings, and so forth

___ a) true
___ b)false


5. Mr. Smith starts at rest and accelerates to a speed of 2 m/s, in 6 seconds. He then travels at this speed for an additional 3 seconds. Then he decelerates uniformly, taking 4 seconds to come to rest. How far did he travel?

___ a) 19.0 meters
___ b) 20.0 meters
___ c) 16.0 meters
___ d) 18.0 meters
___ e) 17.0 meters


6. What happens to the wavelength on a wave on a stretched string if the wave passes from lightweight (low density) region of the rope to a heavy (high density) rope?

___ a) the wavelength stays the same
___ b) the wavelength gets longer
___ c) the wavelength gets shorter


7. A car is traveling in a perfect circle at constant speed. If the car is headed north while turning east, the acceleration is

___ a) zero
___ b) west
___ c) east
___ d) north
___ e) south


8. The distinction between the urban heat island effect and land use changes is that the latter involves the earth's average temperature while the former involves only the temperature near weather stations where the measurements are made

___ a) true
___ b) false


9. Analog computers were phased out by the dawn of the twentieth century (circa 1900)

___ a) true
___ b) false


10. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which nearly equals the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

___ a) true
___ b) false


11. A car is traveling east and slowing down. The acceleration is

___ a) to the west
___ b) to the east
___ c) zero


12. The law of reflection applies to

___ a) telescopes but not microscopes
___ b) only light in a vacuum
___ c) flat surfaces
___ d) both flat and curved surfaces
___ e) curved surfaces


13. Babbage's use of punch cards in the 1930s to solve a problem posed by the Astronomical Society was preceded by such use on the Jacquard loom.

___ a) true
___ b) false


14. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico

___ a) is currently taking nuclear waste from production reactors
___ b) can no longer nuclear waste from production reactors because it is full
___ c) was originally a research and development facility but is now under private ownership


15. How would you describe Old Quantum Theory

___ a) complete but not self-consistent
___ b) complete and self-consistent
___ c) self-consistent but not complete
___ d) neither complete nor self-consistent


16. The first nuclear power plant to contribute to the grid was situated in

___ a) Oak Ridge
___ b) Great Britain
___ c) Virginia
___ d) Russia


17. The "Greenhouse effect schematic" in the section on "Temperature changes..." indicates that most of the energy from the Sun is absorbed at the earth's surface.

___ a) true
___ b) false


18. Manchester acquired the nickname __________ during the early 19th century owing to its sprawl of ______

___ a) Cottonopolis, textile factories
___ b) Weavopolis, Weaving factories
___ c) Coalopolis, coal mines
___ d) Cokopolis, coke processing plants


19. The Stefan-Boltzmann law plays a central role in establishing a planets temperature as the sun heats the planet until the thermal (infra-red) radiation away the planet rises to match the solar radiation onto the planet

___ a) true
___ b) false


20. The reprocessing of spent Uranium worsens the problem of long term waste storage

___ a) true
___ b) false


21. A car is headed due north and increasing its speed. It is also turning right because it is also traveling in a perfect circle. The velocity vector points

___ a) north
___ b) south
___ c) southwest
___ d) northeast
___ e) northwest


22. The Industrial Revolution lasted just under _____ years

___ a) 400
___ b) 100
___ c) 500
___ d) 300
___ e) 200


23. If the machine is at A: 001110, what's next?
2-state 2-symbol busy beaver.svg
___ a) B: 011110
___ b) H: 011110
___ c) A: 011110
___ d) H: 011110


24. In the photoelectric effect, how was the maximum kinetic energy measured?

___ a) by measuring the distance between the electrodes
___ b) by measuring the voltage required to prevent the electrons from passing between the two electrodes.
___ c) by measuring the wavelength of the light


25. Since 1971, 90% of earth's increased energy caused by global warming has been stored in the _____________, mostly _____________

___ a) land; near the equators
___ b) sea; in the top kilometer
___ c) air; in the water vapor
___ d) sea; in the bottom kilometer
___ e) land; near the poles


26. The 2007 IPCC report stated that most global warming was likely being caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activities. Among the science academies of the major industrialized nations, this finding was recognized by

___ a) 60% of the academies of science
___ b) 90% of the academies of science
___ c) all but the US academy of science
___ d) all of the academies of science


27. Compared with the second half of the twentieth century, the rate of earth's average temperature rise during the first half was

___ a) twice as much
___ b) about the same
___ c) half as much


28. Ray drawing eye schematic01.svg If this represents the eye looking at an object, where is this object?

___ a) One focal length in front of the eye
___ b) directly in front of the eye (almost touching)
___ c) Two (of the other answers) are true
___ d) very far away
___ e) at infinity


29. How many years did it take before Europe made a device as sophisticated as the Antikythera mechanism?

___ a)3000 years
___ b)30 years
___ c)1500 years
___ d)15,000 years
___ e)300 years


30. What was Plank's understanding of the significance of his work on blackbody radiation?

___ a) he eventually convinced his dissertation committee that the theory was correct
___ b) he knew it would someday win him a Nobel prize
___ c) the thought it was some sort of mathematical trick
___ d) he was afraid to publish it for fear of losing his reputation


31. High-level radioactive waste management is a daunting problem because

___ a) they cannot be stored underground
___ b) the isotopes are short-lived
___ c) the isotopes are long-lived


32. According to Wikipedia, the first large machine tool was used to

___ a) shape plates for ship hulls
___ b) plane rails for railroads
___ c) bore cylinders for steam engines steam engines.
___ d) drill coal mines


33. Suppose that you see a full moon, but no eclipse. You can be certain that a full moon will also occur exactly one Saros later.

___ a) true
___ b) false


34. If you start moving towards a source of sound, the pitch becomes

___ a) unchanged
___ b) lower
___ c) higher


35. In terms of lives lost per unit of energy generated, evidence suggests that nuclear power has caused ______ fatalities per unit of energy generated than the other major sources of energy.

___ a) less
___ b) more
___ c) comparable


36. As the Sun, Moon, and planets seem to move around the Earth, they remain close to a circle, called the ecliptic, that can be drawn on paper or imagined in the sky. The Babylonians divided this circle into 12 unequal sections of approximately 30 degrees each, and labeled the sections after the zodiacal constellations.

___ a) true
___ b) false


37. Your best friend's pet lizard is thirsty every 2 days, hungry every 3 days, and frisky every 5 days. If she is thirsty, hungry, and frisky today, whe will be thirsty, hungry, and frisky _____ days later

___ a) 10
___ b) 40
___ c) 15
___ d) 30


38. Which of the following was NOT used as evidence in an effort to guess where the Antikythera device originated?

___ a) Coins at the site seemed to originate from Pergamon, where an important library was situated.
___ b) Vases found at the site suggest an origin near the trading port of Rhodes, where Hipparchus was believed to have worked.
___ c) The Library of Alexandria, where Ptolemy would later work, would have been a likely destination or origin for the ship.
___ d) Some of the astronomical events associated with the device could have only have been seen from Corinth, a region associated with Archimedes.


39. The Colossus, used to defeat the German Enigma machine during World War II in 1944, was

___ a) electromechanical
___ b) mechanical
___ c) electric digital programmable
___ d) Turing-complete


40. Mr. Smith starts from rest and accelerates to 2 m/s in 3 seconds. How far did he travel?

___ a) 4.0 meters
___ b) 5.0 meters
___ c) 3.0 meters
___ d) 6.0 meters
___ e) 7.0 meters


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1. Analysis of the uncertainties associated with feedback suggests that the "worst-case" scenario is more difficult to model.

+ a) true
- b) false


2. What fraction of the world's electricity was produced by nuclear power in 2012?

- a) 33%
- b) 63%
+ c) 13%
- d) 3%


3. Approximately what percent of global warming can be attributed to a long-term trend (since 1978) in the sun's energy?

+ a) 0%
- b) 10%
- c) 50%
- d) 30%


4. Proxy temperatures measurements are defined as indirect inferences gathered from ice cores, tree rings, and so forth

+ a) true
- b)false


5. Mr. Smith starts at rest and accelerates to a speed of 2 m/s, in 6 seconds. He then travels at this speed for an additional 3 seconds. Then he decelerates uniformly, taking 4 seconds to come to rest. How far did he travel?

- a) 19.0 meters
- b) 20.0 meters
+ c) 16.0 meters
- d) 18.0 meters
- e) 17.0 meters


6. What happens to the wavelength on a wave on a stretched string if the wave passes from lightweight (low density) region of the rope to a heavy (high density) rope?

- a) the wavelength stays the same
+ b) the wavelength gets longer
- c) the wavelength gets shorter


7. A car is traveling in a perfect circle at constant speed. If the car is headed north while turning east, the acceleration is

- a) zero
- b) west
+ c) east
- d) north
- e) south


8. The distinction between the urban heat island effect and land use changes is that the latter involves the earth's average temperature while the former involves only the temperature near weather stations where the measurements are made

+ a) true
- b) false


9. Analog computers were phased out by the dawn of the twentieth century (circa 1900)

- a) true
+ b) false


10. One minute of arc describes and angle 60 times smaller than one degree, which nearly equals the observed angular motion of a star in one minute.

- a) true
+ b) false


11. A car is traveling east and slowing down. The acceleration is

+ a) to the west
- b) to the east
- c) zero


12. The law of reflection applies to

- a) telescopes but not microscopes
- b) only light in a vacuum
- c) flat surfaces
+ d) both flat and curved surfaces
- e) curved surfaces


13. Babbage's use of punch cards in the 1930s to solve a problem posed by the Astronomical Society was preceded by such use on the Jacquard loom.

+ a) true
- b) false


14. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico

+ a) is currently taking nuclear waste from production reactors
- b) can no longer nuclear waste from production reactors because it is full
- c) was originally a research and development facility but is now under private ownership


15. How would you describe Old Quantum Theory

- a) complete but not self-consistent
- b) complete and self-consistent
- c) self-consistent but not complete
+ d) neither complete nor self-consistent


16. The first nuclear power plant to contribute to the grid was situated in

- a) Oak Ridge
- b) Great Britain
- c) Virginia
+ d) Russia


17. The "Greenhouse effect schematic" in the section on "Temperature changes..." indicates that most of the energy from the Sun is absorbed at the earth's surface.

+ a) true
- b) false


18. Manchester acquired the nickname __________ during the early 19th century owing to its sprawl of ______

+ a) Cottonopolis, textile factories
- b) Weavopolis, Weaving factories
- c) Coalopolis, coal mines
- d) Cokopolis, coke processing plants


19. The Stefan-Boltzmann law plays a central role in establishing a planets temperature as the sun heats the planet until the thermal (infra-red) radiation away the planet rises to match the solar radiation onto the planet

+ a) true
- b) false


20. The reprocessing of spent Uranium worsens the problem of long term waste storage

- a) true
+ b) false


21. A car is headed due north and increasing its speed. It is also turning right because it is also traveling in a perfect circle. The velocity vector points

+ a) north
- b) south
- c) southwest
- d) northeast
- e) northwest


22. The Industrial Revolution lasted just under _____ years

- a) 400
+ b) 100
- c) 500
- d) 300
- e) 200


23. If the machine is at A: 001110, what's next?
2-state 2-symbol busy beaver.svg
+ a) B: 011110
- b) H: 011110
- c) A: 011110
- d) H: 011110


24. In the photoelectric effect, how was the maximum kinetic energy measured?

- a) by measuring the distance between the electrodes
+ b) by measuring the voltage required to prevent the electrons from passing between the two electrodes.
- c) by measuring the wavelength of the light


25. Since 1971, 90% of earth's increased energy caused by global warming has been stored in the _____________, mostly _____________

- a) land; near the equators
+ b) sea; in the top kilometer
- c) air; in the water vapor
- d) sea; in the bottom kilometer
- e) land; near the poles


26. The 2007 IPCC report stated that most global warming was likely being caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activities. Among the science academies of the major industrialized nations, this finding was recognized by

- a) 60% of the academies of science
- b) 90% of the academies of science
- c) all but the US academy of science
+ d) all of the academies of science


27. Compared with the second half of the twentieth century, the rate of earth's average temperature rise during the first half was

- a) twice as much
- b) about the same
+ c) half as much


28. Ray drawing eye schematic01.svg If this represents the eye looking at an object, where is this object?

- a) One focal length in front of the eye
- b) directly in front of the eye (almost touching)
+ c) Two (of the other answers) are true
- d) very far away
- e) at infinity


29. How many years did it take before Europe made a device as sophisticated as the Antikythera mechanism?

- a)3000 years
- b)30 years
+ c)1500 years
- d)15,000 years
- e)300 years


30. What was Plank's understanding of the significance of his work on blackbody radiation?

- a) he eventually convinced his dissertation committee that the theory was correct
- b) he knew it would someday win him a Nobel prize
+ c) the thought it was some sort of mathematical trick
- d) he was afraid to publish it for fear of losing his reputation


31. High-level radioactive waste management is a daunting problem because

- a) they cannot be stored underground
- b) the isotopes are short-lived
+ c) the isotopes are long-lived


32. According to Wikipedia, the first large machine tool was used to

- a) shape plates for ship hulls
- b) plane rails for railroads
+ c) bore cylinders for steam engines steam engines.
- d) drill coal mines


33. Suppose that you see a full moon, but no eclipse. You can be certain that a full moon will also occur exactly one Saros later.

+ a) true
- b) false


34. If you start moving towards a source of sound, the pitch becomes

- a) unchanged
- b) lower
+ c) higher


35. In terms of lives lost per unit of energy generated, evidence suggests that nuclear power has caused ______ fatalities per unit of energy generated than the other major sources of energy.

- a) less
- b) more
+ c) comparable


36. As the Sun, Moon, and planets seem to move around the Earth, they remain close to a circle, called the ecliptic, that can be drawn on paper or imagined in the sky. The Babylonians divided this circle into 12 unequal sections of approximately 30 degrees each, and labeled the sections after the zodiacal constellations.

- a) true
+ b) false


37. Your best friend's pet lizard is thirsty every 2 days, hungry every 3 days, and frisky every 5 days. If she is thirsty, hungry, and frisky today, whe will be thirsty, hungry, and frisky _____ days later

- a) 10
- b) 40
- c) 15
+ d) 30


38. Which of the following was NOT used as evidence in an effort to guess where the Antikythera device originated?

- a) Coins at the site seemed to originate from Pergamon, where an important library was situated.
- b) Vases found at the site suggest an origin near the trading port of Rhodes, where Hipparchus was believed to have worked.
+ c) The Library of Alexandria, where Ptolemy would later work, would have been a likely destination or origin for the ship.
- d) Some of the astronomical events associated with the device could have only have been seen from Corinth, a region associated with Archimedes.


39. The Colossus, used to defeat the German Enigma machine during World War II in 1944, was

- a) electromechanical
- b) mechanical
+ c) electric digital programmable
- d) Turing-complete


40. Mr. Smith starts from rest and accelerates to 2 m/s in 3 seconds. How far did he travel?

- a) 4.0 meters
- b) 5.0 meters
+ c) 3.0 meters
- d) 6.0 meters
- e) 7.0 meters


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