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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did religious leaders respond to Hawking and Penrose's work?
(a) It scared them.
(b) It made them struggle with their beliefs.
(c) It mystified them.
(d) It delighted them.

2. What do models based on imaginary time make?
(a) Blanket superstitions.
(b) Innumerable falsities.
(c) False predictions.
(d) Good predictions.

3. What did Einstein resist to admit that general relativity implied if all the stars died?
(a) The universe would never die.
(b) The universe would collapse and recreate itself.
(c) The universe would never have existed.
(d) The universe would come to an end.

4. What was the twentieth century's other complete conceptual revolution?
(a) Quantum theory.
(b) Quantum geology.
(c) Molecular physics.
(d) Molecular biology.

5. Where did Einstein move in 1914?
(a) London.
(b) Berlin.
(c) New York.
(d) Austria.

6. What was everywhere when the universe was small?
(a) Atomic effects.
(b) Particle effects.
(c) Molecular effects.
(d) Quantum effects.

7. What may be a law of nature?
(a) Condensation.
(b) Decompression.
(c) Inflation.
(d) Lifestyle.

8. What does TOE stand for?
(a) Theory on Ether.
(b) Theory of Excellence.
(c) Theory of Everything.
(d) Theory of Everywhere.

9. Dirac's discoveries were difficult to reconcile with what?
(a) Newton's law of gravity.
(b) Maxwell's unification of magnetism, energy, and electricity.
(c) Hawking's harangue on black hole theory.
(d) Popper's theory of demystification.

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

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

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

13. What does Hawking believe we should try to understand?
(a) The universe.
(b) All philosophy.
(c) Gravitational spin.
(d) Market theory.

14. What is one reason Hawking takes multiple dimensions seriously?
(a) Unexpected relationships between various string models.
(b) Unexpected relationships between multiple dimensions.
(c) Expected relationships between diverse string thories.
(d) Conclusive relationships between plane models.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What theories of relativity did Einstein advance?

2. What human conceptions did Einstein's papers change?

3. Who believed they could interpret General Relativity so time had an infinite past and an infinite future?

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

5. What have serious effects on a quantum theory of gravity?

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