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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does much of the possibility of time travel depend on?
(a) Finding contemporary spaces of negative energy.
(b) Finding infinite spaces of negative energy.
(c) Finding contemporary spaces of positive energy.
(d) Finding local spaces of negative energy.

2. What would a civilization have to do to build a time machine?
(a) Preclude the time travel paradox.
(b) Create a new cosmos.
(c) Surpass a time travel "horizon."
(d) Generate enough heat to fuel the time machine's engines.

3. What is the name of Hawking's conjecture about the laws of physics and macroscopic time travel?
(a) The Theoretical Projection Conjecture.
(b) The Chronological Spacetime Conjecture.
(c) The Timeline Protection Conjecture.
(d) The Chronology Protection Conjecture.

4. In what realm of physics is it important to consider the Schrodinger equation?
(a) Medical theoretical physics.
(b) Special theoretical physics.
(c) General theoretical physics.
(d) Contemporary theoretical physics.

5. What kind of advanced development does Hawking predict for humanity?
(a) Biological and electronic development.
(b) Social development.
(c) Religious development.
(d) Weapon development.

6. What are singularities?
(a) Time structures that appear infinitely small.
(b) Centers that appear finitely dense.
(c) Timepieces of infinitely dense space.
(d) Centers that appear infinitely small and dense.

7. What did Strominger and Vafa postulate in 1996?
(a) That black holes are empty.
(b) That black holes are composed of p-branes.
(c) That black holes house new worlds.
(d) That black holes are composed of f-branes.

8. What partially restores determinism as a view?
(a) Quantum curvature.
(b) Quantum leaps.
(c) Quantum mechanics.
(d) Quantum hopes.

9. What outline of cosmic strings is flat?
(a) Wave outline.
(b) Space-time outline.
(c) Spatial outline.
(d) Atomic outline.

10. As the brain increases in size, what may become slower as it grows more complex?
(a) Computation.
(b) Informational weight.
(c) Hard drives.
(d) Informational value.

11. What does Hawking think black holes radiate?
(a) Light.
(b) Heat.
(c) Sound.
(d) Energy.

12. What are the size of biological brains limited by?
(a) The genome.
(b) Proteins.
(c) Animo Acids.
(d) The womb.

13. What are wormholes?
(a) Units of spacetime that connect similar regions of space and time.
(b) Molecules of open space.
(c) Holes between which space and time travel.
(d) Tubes of spacetime that connect different regions of space and time.

14. What does Hawking explain particles do not have?
(a) Molecular shapes.
(b) Easily-shaped positions.
(c) Round-bodied physics.
(d) Well-defined positions or velocities.

15. What will create great problems for unimproved humans?
(a) Genetic malfunctions.
(b) Genetic engineering.
(c) Moralistic contrivances.
(d) Molecular physics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one hundred thousand times faster than evolution?

2. How does Hawking describe exploring the galaxy?

3. What would happen if energy escaped the black hole over time?

4. What is a practical limit on the design of faster computers?

5. What does Hawking say might happen if humans don't destroy themselves?

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