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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where does one set of possibilities lie in relation to using the laws of physics to explore the galaxy?
2. How many books a year are estimated to be published?
(a) Two hundred thousand books.
(b) One thousand books.
(c) Three hundred thousand books.
(d) Four hundred thousand books.
3. What does Hawking explain particles do not have?
(a) Easily-shaped positions.
(b) Round-bodied physics.
(c) Molecular shapes.
(d) Well-defined positions or velocities.
4. What do cosmic strings allow space-time to do?
(a) Push them apart.
(b) Curve around them.
(c) Separate them.
(d) Push them closer together.
5. What is a practical limit on the design of faster computers?
(a) The weight of gravity.
(b) The speed of light.
(c) The speed of gravity.
(d) The acceleration of mass.
6. What kind of fluctuations do we have to consider to answer whether or not time travel is possible?
(a) Geological fluctuations.
(b) Quantum fluctuations.
(c) Spacetime fluctuations.
(d) Spatial fluctuations.
7. What partially restores determinism as a view?
(a) Quantum mechanics.
(b) Quantum curvature.
(c) Quantum hopes.
(d) Quantum leaps.
8. In what realm of physics is it important to consider the Schrodinger equation?
(a) Contemporary theoretical physics.
(b) Special theoretical physics.
(c) General theoretical physics.
(d) Medical theoretical physics.
9. According to Hawking, what lies ahead in the future if no great disaster occurs?
(a) Improving human genetics.
(b) Improving human morals.
(c) Improving animal genetics.
(d) Improving the quality of life for all humans.
10. What barrier could wormholes break?
(a) The weight barrier.
(b) The no-boundary barrier.
(c) The light barrier.
(d) The sound barrier.
11. What kind of advanced development does Hawking predict for humanity?
(a) Religious development.
(b) Social development.
(c) Biological and electronic development.
(d) Weapon development.
12. When was absolute time overthrown as an idea?
(a) The idea was never overthrown.
(b) Ten years ago.
(c) Over 100 years ago.
(d) Fifty years ago.
13. What outline of cosmic strings is flat?
(a) Space-time outline.
(b) Wave outline.
(c) Atomic outline.
(d) Spatial outline.
14. What question does Hawking ask about extraterrestrials?
(a) If they were out there, why would they want to contact us?
(b) If they are real, why haven't we discovered them?
(c) If they were smart, why haven't they contacted us?
(d) If they were advanced, why haven't they spread across the galaxy?
15. What does the Schrodinger equation specify?
(a) The rate at which satellites operate particle states.
(b) The rate at which wave function changes with time.
(c) The rate at which bell curves change with motion.
(d) The rate at which light function changes with speed.
Short Answer Questions
1. What would a civilization have to do to build a time machine?
2. What characteristic of black holes has been stated as never having been observed?
3. What are cosmic strings?
4. What kind of philosophy do black holes have?
5. What will be preserved if this equation determines the wave function?
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