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. Who predicts that brane world could appear as bubbles?
(a) Heisenberg.
(b) Strominger.
(c) Vafa.
(d) Humunus.

2. How does Hawking think we should try to understand the beginning of the universe?
(a) In terms of scientific arguments.
(b) In terms of philosophy.
(c) In terms of religious theories.
(d) In terms of scientific laws.

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

4. What did Einstein wish people to abandon concerning time?
(a) A general notion of the ratio of time to speed.
(b) The idea of the 24 hour clock.
(c) A universal notion of time.
(d) That time equals money.

5. What did one of Einstein's mathematical errors prevent Marcel and Einstein from doing?
(a) Colloborating on a second effort.
(b) Going to the SpaceTime conference of 1954.
(c) Finishing the job in two weeks.
(d) Formulating the appropriate equations.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does one set of possibilities lie in relation to using the laws of physics to explore the galaxy?

2. What did Penrose and Hawking demonstrate concerning General Relativity?

3. What does Hawking resist believing in?

4. What may computers also have like human brains?

5. What is one hundred thousand times faster than evolution?

(see the answer key)

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