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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How do most discussions of time travel begin?
(a) With general relativity.
(b) With special relativity.
(c) With longitudinal equations.
(d) With perpendicular theorems.

7. What outline of cosmic strings is flat?
(a) Space-time outline.
(b) Wave outline.
(c) Spatial outline.
(d) Atomic outline.

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

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

10. On what scale does Hawking think time travel occurs?
(a) An incredibly surface-level scale.
(b) An incredibly dense scale.
(c) An incredibly low scale.
(d) An incredibly small scale.

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

12. For nearly all of history, what has moved forward?
(a) Humanity.
(b) The Earth.
(c) Energy.
(d) Spacetime.

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

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

15. What characteristic of black holes has been stated as never having been observed?
(a) Radiation.
(b) Karma.
(c) Willpower.
(d) Logic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do cosmic strings allow space-time to do?

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

3. What is determinism threatened by?

4. What does Hawking explain particles do not have?

5. What does Hawking say extraterrestrials might be like?

(see the answer keys)

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