The Universe in a Nutshell Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What famous quote is attributed to physicist John Wheeler?
(a) A black hole has no hair.
(b) A black hole has two hairs.
(c) A black hole is bald.
(d) A black hole is wearing a wig.

4. What can p-branes absorb?
(a) Particles.
(b) Thought.
(c) Stars.
(d) Shape.

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

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

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

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

9. What does Hawking think one can do to positive vacuum energy?
(a) Divide it.
(b) Move it.
(c) Ration it.
(d) Square it.

10. What kind of theory do we not have yet that is essential to figuring out time travel?
(a) Feynmann's historical theory.
(b) Simmon's spacetime theory.
(c) Quantum gravity theory.
(d) Gravitational theory.

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

12. How do most discussions of time travel begin?
(a) With perpendicular theorems.
(b) With longitudinal equations.
(c) With special relativity.
(d) With general relativity.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hawking, what lies ahead in the future if no great disaster occurs?

2. How many books a year are estimated to be published?

3. What kind of probability must this universe generate to produce a macroscopic time loop?

4. What does Hawking say extraterrestrials might be like?

5. How could time travel be possible?

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