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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who developed quantum theory?
(a) Percy Max.
(b) Max Wurst.
(c) Max Jeoff.
(d) Max Planck.

2. How did the universe initially expand?
(a) Increasingly quick.
(b) Markedly slow.
(c) Rapidly and then more slowly.
(d) Fully and then not at all.

3. Who believed they could interpret General Relativity so time had an infinite past and an infinite future?
(a) Hawking and Penrose.
(b) Shalob and Khalatnikov.
(c) Lucas and Marx.
(d) Lifshitz and Khalatnikov.

4. What did Newton's model suggest about time and space?
(a) Time and space are inter-related subparticle phenomena.
(b) Time and space were not affected by events around them.
(c) Time and space are only observed.
(d) Time and space can't be observed.

5. What may be a law of nature?
(a) Decompression.
(b) Lifestyle.
(c) Condensation.
(d) Inflation.

Short Answer Questions

1. If there is a low amount of matter in the universe what will happen?

2. What does Hawking believe the possibility of intelligent beings depends on?

3. Who did Einstein encourage to begin nuclear research?

4. What is one reason Hawking takes multiple dimensions seriously?

5. What did Penrose and Hawking demonstrate concerning General Relativity?

Short Essay Questions

1. What new sort of symmetry was discovered in the 1970s?

2. What was considered the foundation of a TOE and why did it go out of fashion?

3. What does it mean for stars to be red-shifted or blue-shifted?

4. What is space-time?

5. Why can't we coherently ask why the universe is the way it is?

6. What does Hawking believe the possibility of intelligent beings' existence depends on?

7. What is the no boundary condition, and what does it imply?

8. What paper did Einstein write with Grossman in 1913 and what happened in 1915 related to this same project?

9. What kind of history might the universe have, according to quantum mechanics?

10. What is hard to reconcile with Dirac's discoveries in quantum mechanics?

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