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Theodore von Kármán: Quiz


Question 1: He made additional contributions in other fields, including elasticity, vibration, heat transfer, and ________.
AtomCrystallographyX-ray crystallographyCondensed matter physics

Question 2: He is responsible for many key advances in ________, notably his work on supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization.
Fluid dynamicsAerodynamicsBernoulli's principleNavier–Stokes equations

Question 3: Craters on ________ and the Moon are named in his honor.
Deimos (moon)Phobos (moon)MarsWater on Mars

Question 4: At age 81 von Kármán was the recipient of the first National Medal of Science, bestowed in a White House ceremony by President ________.
Lyndon B. JohnsonJimmy CarterJohn F. KennedyHarry S. Truman

Question 5: In 1944 he and others affiliated with GALCIT founded the ________, which is now a Federally funded research and development center managed and operated by Caltech under a contract from NASA.
Table Mountain ObservatoryDeep Space NetworkQuikSCATJet Propulsion Laboratory

Question 6: In 1956 von Kármán founded a research institute in Sint-Genesius-Rode, ________, which is now named after him: the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics.
United KingdomDenmarkBelgiumSpain

Question 7: In ________ there is a 5 mile street that runs through the heart of Irvine's business center named after him.
Anaheim, CaliforniaOrange County, CaliforniaSanta Ana, CaliforniaIrvine, California

Question 8: Theodore von Kármán (original Hungarian name: Szőllőskislaki Kármán Tódor) (May 11, 1881 – May 7, 1963) was a Hungarian-American ________ and physicist who was active primarily in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics.
Electrical engineeringMechanical engineeringEngineerEngineering

Question 9: In June 1944, von Kármán underwent surgery for intestinal cancer in ________.
New York CityBrooklynManhattanNew York metropolitan area

Question 10: Specific contributions include theories of non-elastic buckling, unsteady wakes in circum-cylinder flow, stability of laminar flow, turbulence, ________ in steady and unsteady flow, boundary layers, and supersonic aerodynamics.
Stall (flight)Wingtip deviceAirfoilLift (force)


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