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

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

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

4. What does the Schrodinger equation specify?
(a) The rate at which satellites operate particle states.
(b) The rate at which bell curves change with motion.
(c) The rate at which light function changes with speed.
(d) The rate at which wave function changes with time.

5. What may computers also have like human brains?
(a) Multiple dimensions.
(b) Multiple energies.
(c) Computational processing.
(d) Parallel processing.

Short Answer Questions

1. How could time travel be possible?

2. What does Hawking say extraterrestrials might be like?

3. How many books a year are estimated to be published?

4. How could this energy density be created?

5. How can one find black holes?

Short Essay Questions

1. What might happen if we do not destroy ourselves?

2. What are three of the things Hawking declares have increased exponentially, doubling every forty years of less?

3. What is a time travel "horizon"?

4. What did Strominger and Vafa postulate in 1996?

5. How does Hawking begin Chapter Four?

6. What did the physicist John Wheeler mean when he said, "a black hole has no hair"?

7. What will happen as brains increase in size?

8. What does it mean for Hawking to think one can "move" positive vacuum energy?

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

10. At what rate is the computational power of computers increasing, and what computational rate might they actually reach?

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