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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What can Penrose and Hawking's machinery help them study?
(a) Singularities and black holes.
(b) Planetary rings and asteroids.
(c) Solar belts and singularities.
(d) Black holes and the middle of the earth.

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

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

5. What kind of theory do we not have yet that is essential to figuring out time travel?
(a) Feynmann's historical theory.
(b) Simmon's spacetime theory.
(c) Gravitational theory.
(d) Quantum gravity theory.

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

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

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

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

10. 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.

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

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

13. What kind of philosophy do black holes have?
(a) An escape philosophy.
(b) A contemporary philosophy.
(c) A present philosophy.
(d) A mature philosophy.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is determinism threatened by?

3. What made DNA obsolete as the only source of information about humans?

4. How do most discussions of time travel begin?

5. What is Feynman's history idea called?

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