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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What did Hawking and Hartle believe the universe may not have?
(a) A time condition.
(b) A boundary.
(c) A narrow scope.
(d) A broad scope.

3. What did nineteenth century scientists believe space was pervaded by?
(a) Asteroids.
(b) Ether.
(c) Time.
(d) Methane.

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

5. What can quantum theory represent?
(a) The shaping of space and time.
(b) The dimensions of spacetime.
(c) The model of a timewarp.
(d) The curves of space and time.

6. What theory of Einstein's contradicted Newton's law of gravity?
(a) Specifism.
(b) Relativity.
(c) Pacificism.
(d) Conscience.

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

8. How do objects in space-time attempt to move?
(a) In boxes.
(b) In straight lines.
(c) In loops.
(d) In curves.

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. What do string theories most notably lack?
(a) Dimensions.
(b) Proofs.
(c) Infinities.
(d) Numbers.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When did Einstein receive the Nobel prize?

3. What can we not coherently ask about the way the universe is?

4. What does general relativity combine time with space to form?

5. What did Einstein resist to admit that general relativity implied if all the stars died?

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