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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What have serious effects on a quantum theory of gravity?
(a) Second state fluctuations.
(b) Third state fluctuations.
(c) Ground state fluctuations.
(d) Fourth state fluctuations.

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

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

4. Which project produced Fat Man and Little Boy?
(a) The Farside Project.
(b) The Chicago Project.
(c) The Brooklyn Project.
(d) The Manhattan Project.

5. If there is a low amount of matter in the universe what will happen?
(a) The universe will never expand.
(b) The universe will stop expanding in two span.
(c) The universe will expand forever.
(d) The universe will explode.

6. What did Penrose and Hawking demonstrate concerning General Relativity?
(a) The universe will collapse in a hundred years.
(b) The universe will end with a massive explosion.
(c) The universe started with a tiny whirpool of light.
(d) The universe started with a massive explosion.

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

8. What may the no boundary condition imply?
(a) The universe is self-contained.
(b) The universe is self-conducted.
(c) The universe can never be contained.
(d) The universe will collapse if it cannot be condensed.

9. What did Einstein suggest concerning the speed of light?
(a) Light is dependent on motion.
(b) Light is dependent on time.
(c) Light is independent of motion.
(d) Light is independent of time.

10. How were people's views of space-time changed because of Einstein's work?
(a) Space-time became understood as a dynamic feature.
(b) No one's idea of space-time was changed.
(c) Space-time became understood as a passive feature.
(d) Space-time became irrelevant.

11. 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 a plane.
(c) As if moved by gravity.
(d) As if moved by magnets.

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

13. What sort of lengths do P-branes have?
(a) Circular lengths.
(b) Directional lengths.
(c) Vertical lengths.
(d) Horizonal lengths.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hawking believe the possibility of intelligent beings depends on?

2. By what year was Einstein famous?

3. What theories of relativity did Einstein advance?

4. What did this theory of curved spaces help Einstein and Marcel Grossman to do?

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

(see the answer keys)

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