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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is it important that the sky is dark?
(a) It demonstrates that light hasn't reached every point in the universe.
(b) It demonstrates that the sky is more inclined to darker tones.
(c) It demonstrates that the dark extends further than the light.
(d) It demonstrates that the universe must have a light switch.

2. What does Hawking believe any good scientific theory should be rooted in?
(a) The philosophy of George Markus.
(b) The work of mathematician Karl Popper.
(c) The philosophy of science advanced by Karl Popper.
(d) The scientific work of Isaac Newton.

3. What did Hubble find about collections of stars?
(a) They are sometimes red-shifted and blue-shifted.
(b) Super novas are common in collections of stars.
(c) Black holes can be found within large collections of stars.
(d) Collections of stars always have two megastars.

4. What did Newton's model suggest about time and space?
(a) Time and space are inter-related subparticle phenomena.
(b) Time and space are only observed.
(c) Time and space were not affected by events around them.
(d) Time and space can't be observed.

5. What is intuitive to think about the "ground state" or stationary state of an object?
(a) This object would have two energies.
(b) This object would have multiple energies.
(c) This object would thrive in a black hole.
(d) This object would have zero energy.

6. Because of the curvature of space-time, how do paths appear to bend?
(a) As if moved by a field.
(b) As if moved by gravity.
(c) As if moved by magnets.
(d) As if moved by a plane.

7. What do we need to describe what happens on the edge of the universe?
(a) Finite structures.
(b) Limited perceptions.
(c) Boundary laws.
(d) Boundary conditions.

8. What was discovered in the 1970s that revealed a natural physical mechanism?
(a) A new sort of plane.
(b) A new sort of planck.
(c) A new sort of timewarp.
(d) A new sort of symmetry.

9. What human conceptions did Einstein's papers change?
(a) Time, ciphers, and values.
(b) Morals, virtues, and predilections.
(c) Love, warp speed, and imaginary time.
(d) Space, time, and reality.

10. By what year was Einstein famous?
(a) 1988.
(b) 1909.
(c) 1907.
(d) 1899.

11. How did the universe initially expand?
(a) Increasingly quick.
(b) Markedly slow.
(c) Fully and then not at all.
(d) Rapidly and then more slowly.

12. What theories implied that supersymmetric field particles should have superpartners?
(a) Supertheoric partner theories.
(b) Particle accelerator theories.
(c) Supergravity theories.
(d) Symmetric movement theories.

13. What does Hawking believe the possibility of intelligent beings depends on?
(a) The amount of space in the universe.
(b) The amount of thought in the universe.
(c) The amount of time in the universe.
(d) The amount of matter in the universe.

14. What did the philosopher Immanuel Kant worry about concerning time and Newton's model?
(a) That Newton's model was disproportionate.
(b) This this implied time was finite.
(c) That this implied time was infinite.
(d) That Newton's model was too irrelevant.

15. What does time have?
(a) A shape.
(b) A mark.
(c) A presence.
(d) A being.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do models based on imaginary time make?

2. What did one of Einstein's mathematical errors prevent Marcel and Einstein from doing?

3. What does time not have apart from the universe?

4. Who were unconvinced by the ideas of an infinite past and future?

5. How are galaxies distributed through space?

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