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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How does Hawking state particle states be represented?
(a) With light functions.
(b) With bell curves.
(c) With wave functions.
(d) With satellite functions.

4. What barrier could wormholes break?
(a) The no-boundary barrier.
(b) The light barrier.
(c) The weight barrier.
(d) The sound barrier.

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

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

7. What will create great problems for unimproved humans?
(a) Moralistic contrivances.
(b) Genetic malfunctions.
(c) Genetic engineering.
(d) Molecular physics.

8. What is the name of Hawking's conjecture about the laws of physics and macroscopic time travel?
(a) The Timeline Protection Conjecture.
(b) The Chronology Protection Conjecture.
(c) The Chronological Spacetime Conjecture.
(d) The Theoretical Projection Conjecture.

9. When particles hit p-branes, what are produced?
(a) Nothing is produced.
(b) Time bombs.
(c) Extra, multi-dimensional branes.
(d) Miniature explosions.

10. What question does Hawking ask about extraterrestrials?
(a) If they were smart, why haven't they contacted us?
(b) If they were advanced, why haven't they spread across the galaxy?
(c) If they were out there, why would they want to contact us?
(d) If they are real, why haven't we discovered them?

11. What does Hawking say extraterrestrials might be like?
(a) Very primitive or very advanced.
(b) Like humans.
(c) Easy to get along with.
(d) Not very bright.

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

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

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

15. What can p-branes absorb?
(a) Stars.
(b) Particles.
(c) Shape.
(d) Thought.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How could time travel be possible?

4. What kind of energy density might an advanced civilization be able to create?

5. Name two things that are doubling every forty years.

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