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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are cosmic strings?
(a) Sections of space divided into tiny lines.
(b) Points between which waves connect.
(c) Planes with narrowly etched furrows.
(d) Objects with length but tiny cross sections.

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

3. What kind of evolution is described as random?
(a) Biological.
(b) Inter-species.
(c) Relational.
(d) Harmonious.

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

5. How does Hawking describe exploring the galaxy?
(a) Slow and tedious.
(b) Quick and methodical.
(c) Fast and furious.
(d) Slow and easy.

6. What barrier could wormholes break?
(a) The weight barrier.
(b) The no-boundary barrier.
(c) The light barrier.
(d) The sound barrier.

7. How does Hawking state particle states be represented?
(a) With satellite functions.
(b) With bell curves.
(c) With light functions.
(d) With wave functions.

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

9. Where does one set of possibilities lie in relation to using the laws of physics to explore the galaxy?
(a) MNA.
(b) DNA.
(c) SNA.
(d) RNA.

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

11. What made DNA obsolete as the only source of information about humans?
(a) Culture.
(b) Song.
(c) Language.
(d) Quantum theory.

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

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

14. What is one hundred thousand times faster than evolution?
(a) The increase in information.
(b) The increase in mass growth.
(c) The increase in energy states.
(d) The increase in population.

15. What popular sci-fi show does Hawking refer to when discussing its differences with humanity in a millennium?
(a) Doctor Who.
(b) Torchwood.
(c) Star Wars.
(d) Star Trek.

Short Answer Questions

1. How could this energy density be created?

2. What kind of rotating Einstein universe does Hawking consider?

3. What do cosmic strings allow space-time to do?

4. What is the name of Hawking's conjecture about the laws of physics and macroscopic time travel?

5. What does Hawking compare to brains in the complexity versus speed trade-off?

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