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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of explanation does Hawking give for how it might be possible to travel through time?
(a) Superficial.
(b) Blanket statement.
(c) General.
(d) Complex.

2. What is doubling its computational power every eighteen months?
(a) Cellphone.
(b) Alarm.
(c) Computer.
(d) Satellite.

3. What can Penrose and Hawking's machinery help them study?
(a) Solar belts and singularities.
(b) Black holes and the middle of the earth.
(c) Singularities and black holes.
(d) Planetary rings and asteroids.

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

5. What kind of probability must this universe generate to produce a macroscopic time loop?
(a) A functional probability.
(b) A low enough probability.
(c) A high enough probability.
(d) A no boundary probability.

6. 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.

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

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

9. What final state does Hawking wonder if humanity will ever reach?
(a) Science and technology.
(b) Geography and geology.
(c) Ecology and biology.
(d) Chemistry and physics.

10. What paradox does time travel generate?
(a) The snooze button paradox.
(b) The light year paradox.
(c) The grandfather paradox.
(d) The grandmother paradox.

11. What can p-branes predict?
(a) The rates of emission that the virtual-particle pair indicates.
(b) The rates of emission that the molecules emit.
(c) The rates of consumption that the real-particle pair indicates.
(d) The rates of condensation that the virtual-particle trio indicates.

12. What is Feynman's history idea called?
(a) Fictional history idea.
(b) Imaginary history idea.
(c) Singular history idea.
(d) Multiple history idea.

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

14. What do the Schrodinger equations assume?
(a) That motion is inverse to acceleration.
(b) That force is a product of gravity.
(c) That time runs smoothly everywhere.
(d) That speed is a constant.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What kind of fluctuations do we have to consider to answer whether or not time travel is possible?

3. In what kind of theory does matter behave according to quantum theory?

4. What outline of cosmic strings is flat?

5. What equation will be able to determine the wave function for information?

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