The Universe in a Nutshell Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6, Our Future?, Star Trek or Not?.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hawking think black holes radiate?
(a) Sound.
(b) Light.
(c) Heat.
(d) Energy.

2. How does Hawking describe exploring the galaxy?
(a) Fast and furious.
(b) Quick and methodical.
(c) Slow and easy.
(d) Slow and tedious.

3. What final state does Hawking wonder if humanity will ever reach?
(a) Ecology and biology.
(b) Science and technology.
(c) Chemistry and physics.
(d) Geography and geology.

4. What does general relativity combine time with space to form?
(a) Three-dimensional physics.
(b) Four-dimensional space-time.
(c) Five-dimensional warp speed.
(d) Two-dimensional planes.

5. What is doubling its computational power every eighteen months?
(a) Satellite.
(b) Alarm.
(c) Cellphone.
(d) Computer.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did physicists respond to Hawking and Penrose's work?

2. What do models based on imaginary time make?

3. What sort of lengths do P-branes have?

4. According to Popper, what happens if positivism is true?

5. How does Hawking describe himself?

(see the answer key)

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