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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How can half-determinism be preserved in relation to black holes?
(a) If Strominger and Vafa's 1996 postulation is true.
(b) If Einstein's theory of general relativity is true.
(c) If space-time is directed by Planck lengths.
(d) If subatomic travel is curved.

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

3. According to Hawking, what lies ahead in the future if no great disaster occurs?
(a) Improving the quality of life for all humans.
(b) Improving animal genetics.
(c) Improving human morals.
(d) Improving human genetics.

4. What kind of fluctuations do we have to consider to answer whether or not time travel is possible?
(a) Quantum fluctuations.
(b) Spacetime fluctuations.
(c) Geological fluctuations.
(d) Spatial fluctuations.

5. What kind of philosophy do black holes have?
(a) A contemporary philosophy.
(b) A present philosophy.
(c) An escape philosophy.
(d) A mature philosophy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. What does Hawking say extraterrestrials might be like?
(a) Very primitive or very advanced.
(b) Easy to get along with.
(c) Not very bright.
(d) Like humans.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What barrier could wormholes break?

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

3. For nearly all of history, what has moved forward?

4. What are the size of biological brains limited by?

5. What do black holes absorb?

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