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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. How did physicists respond to Hawking and Penrose's work?
(a) They were insanely horrified.
(b) They were mystified.
(c) They disliked the idea.
(d) They were delighted.

2. What does Hawking resist believing in?
(a) Extra dimensions.
(b) Ten dimensions.
(c) One dimension.
(d) Never-ending dimensions.

3. Why is it important that the sky is dark?
(a) It demonstrates that the sky is more inclined to darker tones.
(b) It demonstrates that the dark extends further than the light.
(c) It demonstrates that the universe must have a light switch.
(d) It demonstrates that light hasn't reached every point in the universe.

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

5. Who were unconvinced by the ideas of an infinite past and future?
(a) Popper and Newkowitz.
(b) Shalob and Khalatnikov.
(c) Penrose and Hawking.
(d) Lifshitz and Hawking.

Short Answer Questions

1. Because galaxies are not far apart, fifteen billion years ago what might have occurred?

2. What can Einstein's General Relativity be combined with?

3. What have serious effects on a quantum theory of gravity?

4. What does time have?

5. Because of the curvature of space-time, how do paths appear to bend?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the bedrock of relativity theory, and what did it imply?

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

3. Who worked on quantum mechanics in the 1920s, and what discovery was made?

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

5. What is vacuum energy?

6. Why does the theory of general relativity break down when discussing the Big Bang?

7. What did Penrose and Hawking's theory have to say about the universe's history?

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

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

10. What is Hawking's view about mathematical models?

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