The Universe in a Nutshell Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7, Brane New World.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of particles are WIMPS?
(a) Generic particles.
(b) Absorbent particles.
(c) Leftover particles.
(d) Exotic particles.

2. What do black holes absorb?
(a) Mass.
(b) Energy.
(c) Heat.
(d) Weight.

3. What is the other name for the M-Theory?
(a) The Magnificent Question.
(b) The Theory of Everything.
(c) The Theory of the Universe.
(d) The Matter of Things.

4. What can we not coherently ask about the way the universe is?
(a) Why the universe is so small.
(b) Why the universe will end.
(c) Why the universe is the way it is.
(d) Why the universe is so big.

5. What partially restores determinism as a view?
(a) Quantum hopes.
(b) Quantum curvature.
(c) Quantum mechanics.
(d) Quantum leaps.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of explanation does Hawking give for how it might be possible to travel through time?

2. Dirac's discoveries were difficult to reconcile with what?

3. What will create great problems for unimproved humans?

4. What does Hawking compare to brains in the complexity versus speed trade-off?

5. What are singularities?

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