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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What may the universe not have, given quantum mechanics?
(a) Infinite knowledge.
(b) A single history or every possible history.
(c) Five histories.
(d) A beginning and an ending.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. According to Popper, what happens if positivism is true?
(a) We cannot believe in time.
(b) We lose all negativity.
(c) We cannot say what time is.
(d) We cannot say what space is.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did nineteenth century scientists believe space was pervaded by?

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

3. What theories of relativity did Einstein advance?

4. How did the universe initially expand?

5. Who developed quantum theory?

(see the answer keys)

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