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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What laws might allow space-time to warp to allow a spaceship to travel through the past?
(a) The laws of calculus.
(b) The laws of geometry.
(c) The laws of aerodynamics.
(d) The laws of physics.

10. What will be preserved if this equation determines the wave function?
(a) Three quarter-determinism.
(b) Full determinism.
(c) One quarter-determinism.
(d) Half-determinism.

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

12. What is a practical limit on the design of faster computers?
(a) The speed of gravity.
(b) The acceleration of mass.
(c) The weight of gravity.
(d) The speed of light.

13. When was absolute time overthrown as an idea?
(a) Ten years ago.
(b) Over 100 years ago.
(c) The idea was never overthrown.
(d) Fifty years ago.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What partially restores determinism as a view?

3. How can half-determinism be preserved in relation to black holes?

4. In what realm of physics is it important to consider the Schrodinger equation?

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

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