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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. As the brain increases in size, what may become slower as it grows more complex?
(a) Hard drives.
(b) Computation.
(c) Informational value.
(d) Informational weight.

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

6. What are wormholes?
(a) Holes between which space and time travel.
(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) Molecules of open space.

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

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

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

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

11. What equation will be able to determine the wave function for information?
(a) Popper.
(b) Heisenberg.
(c) Rossinger.
(d) Schrodinger.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What may computers also have like human brains?

3. How do most discussions of time travel begin?

4. How can one find black holes?

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

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