Robert Andrews Millikan Trivia Quiz: An American Experimental Physicist

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Robert Andrews Millikan was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in for his work on the photoelectric effect. He also conducted the famous oil-drop experiment to determine the charge of an electron. Millikan was born on March 22, 1868, and died on December 19, 1953.

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On what board did Millikan serve from 1921 to 1953?

  • National Science Foundation

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Society for Science & the Public

  • American Physical Society

Where did Millikan obtain his doctorate degree?

  • Oberlin College

  • Columbia University

  • University of Chicago

  • California Institute of Technology

What position did Millikan hold at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)?

  • Professor of Physics

  • Director of the Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics

  • Chairman of the Executive Council

  • Board of Trustees member

What institution did Millikan help turn into one of the leading research institutions in the United States?

  • University of Chicago

  • Columbia University

  • Oberlin College

  • California Institute of Technology

In what year did Millikan become a full professor at the University of Chicago?

  • 1900

  • 1905

  • 1910

  • 1915

What was the equation introduced by Albert Einstein that Millikan verified experimentally?

  • E = mc²

  • F = ma

  • E = hf

  • PV = nRT

What was Robert Andrews Millikan's field of study?

  • Mathematics

  • Chemistry

  • Biology

  • Physics

For what achievement was Millikan awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1923?

  • The discovery of X-rays

  • The invention of the electron microscope

  • The measurement of the elementary electric charge

  • The discovery of radioactivity

What was the purpose of Millikan's oil-drop experiment?

  • To measure the charge on a single electron

  • To determine the velocity of charged particles

  • To investigate the properties of oil droplets

  • To study the effects of electric fields on water droplets

What did Millikan name the radiation that Victor Hess had detected coming from outer space?

  • Solar rays

  • Cosmic radiation

  • Extraterrestrial rays

  • Planetary radiation


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