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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the Schrodinger equation specify?
(a) The rate at which bell curves change with motion.
(b) The rate at which wave function changes with time.
(c) The rate at which light function changes with speed.
(d) The rate at which satellites operate particle states.

2. How is the following quote finished: "The human race needs to improve its mental and physical qualities to deal with an...?"
(a) Increasingly simple world.
(b) Interesting and diversive world.
(c) Increasingly complex world.
(d) Intuitive and diverse world.

3. In what kind of theory does matter behave according to quantum theory?
(a) Philosophical theory.
(b) Geometrical theory.
(c) Semiclassical theory.
(d) Special theory.

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

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

6. 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 infinite spaces of negative energy.
(d) Finding contemporary spaces of negative energy.

7. Name two things that are doubling every forty years.
(a) Magnetism and force.
(b) Kohl states and energy acceleration.
(c) Population and electricity consumption.
(d) Energy density and population.

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

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

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

11. What kind of energy density might an advanced civilization be able to create?
(a) An energy density finite on a spatial plane.
(b) An energy density infinite on a level ground.
(c) An energy density finite on a time boundary.
(d) An energy density infinite on a spatial boundary.

12. How does Hawking describe exploring the galaxy?
(a) Quick and methodical.
(b) Slow and easy.
(c) Slow and tedious.
(d) Fast and furious.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the name of Hawking's conjecture about the laws of physics and macroscopic time travel?

3. On what scale does Hawking think time travel occurs?

4. What does Hawking say might happen if humans don't destroy themselves?

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

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