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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What outline of cosmic strings is flat?
(a) Space-time outline.
(b) Atomic outline.
(c) Spatial outline.
(d) Wave outline.
2. How many books a year are estimated to be published?
(a) Two hundred thousand books.
(b) Four hundred thousand books.
(c) Three hundred thousand books.
(d) One thousand books.
3. What partially restores determinism as a view?
(a) Quantum leaps.
(b) Quantum curvature.
(c) Quantum mechanics.
(d) Quantum hopes.
4. In what realm of physics is it important to consider the Schrodinger equation?
(a) Special theoretical physics.
(b) Medical theoretical physics.
(c) Contemporary theoretical physics.
(d) General theoretical physics.
5. What kind of philosophy do black holes have?
(a) A contemporary philosophy.
(b) An escape philosophy.
(c) A mature philosophy.
(d) A present philosophy.
6. What are wormholes?
(a) Holes between which space and time travel.
(b) Molecules of open space.
(c) Units of spacetime that connect similar regions of space and time.
(d) Tubes of spacetime that connect different regions of space and time.
7. When was absolute time overthrown as an idea?
(a) Fifty years ago.
(b) Ten years ago.
(c) The idea was never overthrown.
(d) Over 100 years ago.
8. What is doubling its computational power every eighteen months?
9. What is a practical limit on the design of faster computers?
(a) The speed of gravity.
(b) The weight of gravity.
(c) The speed of light.
(d) The acceleration of mass.
10. What laws might allow space-time to warp to allow a spaceship to travel through the past?
(a) The laws of calculus.
(b) The laws of aerodynamics.
(c) The laws of geometry.
(d) The laws of physics.
11. How can one find black holes?
(a) By seeking out the matter that orbits around a visible object.
(b) By finding matter that orbits around a seemingly invisible object.
(c) By seeking out the matter that revolves around finite space.
(d) By finding the mass of everything invisible.
12. What do the Schrodinger equations assume?
(a) That time runs smoothly everywhere.
(b) That motion is inverse to acceleration.
(c) That force is a product of gravity.
(d) That speed is a constant.
13. What kind of explanation does Hawking give for how it might be possible to travel through time?
(c) Blanket statement.
14. What will create great problems for unimproved humans?
(a) Molecular physics.
(b) Genetic malfunctions.
(c) Moralistic contrivances.
(d) Genetic engineering.
15. What did Strominger and Vafa postulate in 1996?
(a) That black holes are empty.
(b) That black holes are composed of f-branes.
(c) That black holes are composed of p-branes.
(d) That black holes house new worlds.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of evolution is described as random?
2. What does Hawking think black holes radiate?
3. What final state does Hawking wonder if humanity will ever reach?
4. According to Hawking, what lies ahead in the future if no great disaster occurs?
5. What will be preserved if this equation determines the wave function?
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