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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. What kind of evolution is described as random?
(a) Biological.
(b) Inter-species.
(c) Harmonious.
(d) Relational.

2. What characteristic of black holes has been stated as never having been observed?
(a) Radiation.
(b) Karma.
(c) Willpower.
(d) Logic.

3. What would a civilization have to do to build a time machine?
(a) Preclude the time travel paradox.
(b) Create a new cosmos.
(c) Generate enough heat to fuel the time machine's engines.
(d) Surpass a time travel "horizon."

4. What can p-branes predict?
(a) The rates of consumption that the real-particle pair indicates.
(b) The rates of condensation that the virtual-particle trio indicates.
(c) The rates of emission that the virtual-particle pair indicates.
(d) The rates of emission that the molecules emit.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What barrier could wormholes break?

2. How do most discussions of time travel begin?

3. What would happen if energy escaped the black hole over time?

4. What does much of the possibility of time travel depend on?

5. What do the Schrodinger equations assume?

Short Essay Questions

1. What partially restores determinism and why?

2. How does Hawking begin Chapter Four?

3. What might p-branes be able to predict?

4. How many books are published a year, and what does Hawking have to say about the good ones?

5. What will happen as brains increase in size?

6. What does Hawking claim might happen if children could gestate outside the womb?

7. What are wormholes?

8. How do cosmic strings relate to space-time?

9. What does Hawking think he can prove about space-time paths?

10. What did Strominger and Vafa postulate in 1996?

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