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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What may computers also have like human brains?
(a) Multiple dimensions.
(b) Multiple energies.
(c) Computational processing.
(d) Parallel processing.

2. What kind of rotating Einstein universe does Hawking consider?
(a) A spinning universe.
(b) A precious universe.
(c) A realistic universe.
(d) A hypothetical universe.

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

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

5. When particles hit p-branes, what are produced?
(a) Time bombs.
(b) Miniature explosions.
(c) Nothing is produced.
(d) Extra, multi-dimensional branes.

6. How does Hawking describe himself?
(a) A positivist.
(b) A negativist.
(c) An optimist.
(d) A relationist.

7. What will be preserved if this equation determines the wave function?
(a) Three quarter-determinism.
(b) One quarter-determinism.
(c) Half-determinism.
(d) Full determinism.

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

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

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

11. What does Hawking compare to brains in the complexity versus speed trade-off?
(a) Malfunctioning circuit boards.
(b) Underground wires.
(c) Electronic circuits.
(d) Sonic waves.

12. What does the p-brane model show about information?
(a) Information will be captured in the p-brane waves' wave functions.
(b) Information will escape a bit at a time through waves.
(c) Information can be channeled through bell curves and wave functions.
(d) Information cannot be captured.

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

14. In what kind of theory does matter behave according to quantum theory?
(a) Special theory.
(b) Geometrical theory.
(c) Philosophical theory.
(d) Semiclassical theory.

15. How can one find black holes?
(a) By seeking out the matter that revolves around finite space.
(b) By finding matter that orbits around a seemingly invisible object.
(c) By finding the mass of everything invisible.
(d) By seeking out the matter that orbits around a visible object.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does one set of possibilities lie in relation to using the laws of physics to explore the galaxy?

2. What laws might allow space-time to warp to allow a spaceship to travel through the past?

3. What question does Hawking ask about extraterrestrials?

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

5. What famous quote is attributed to physicist John Wheeler?

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