The Universe in a Nutshell Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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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) Light.
(b) Energy.
(c) Heat.
(d) Sound.

2. How many articles did Einstein pen that rocketed him to the top of the scientific community?
(a) Ten.
(b) Three.
(c) Two.
(d) Five.

3. How did physicists respond to Hawking and Penrose's work?
(a) They were insanely horrified.
(b) They were delighted.
(c) They were mystified.
(d) They disliked the idea.

4. What is a p = 2 brane?
(a) A wall.
(b) A surface.
(c) A geometrical unit.
(d) A ladder.

5. In what kind of theory does matter behave according to quantum theory?
(a) Geometrical theory.
(b) Philosophical theory.
(c) Special theory.
(d) Semiclassical theory.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the size of biological brains limited by?

2. What does Hawking say might happen if humans don't destroy themselves?

3. How can half-determinism be preserved in relation to black holes?

4. What is the name of Hawking's conjecture about the laws of physics and macroscopic time travel?

5. What is thought to expand at an accelerating rate in our universe?

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