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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 are the size of biological brains limited by?
(a) Proteins.
(b) The womb.
(c) The genome.
(d) Animo Acids.

2. What is determinism threatened by?
(a) Magical Realism.
(b) Heisenberg uncertainty.
(c) Hartford supertheory.
(d) Walter's metaphysical drive.

3. How do most discussions of time travel begin?
(a) With special relativity.
(b) With perpendicular theorems.
(c) With longitudinal equations.
(d) With general relativity.

4. What kind of explanation does Hawking give for how it might be possible to travel through time?
(a) Complex.
(b) Superficial.
(c) Blanket statement.
(d) General.

5. How many books a year are estimated to be published?
(a) Four hundred thousand books.
(b) Two hundred thousand books.
(c) One thousand books.
(d) Three hundred thousand books.

Short Answer Questions

1. What final state does Hawking wonder if humanity will ever reach?

2. In what kind of theory does matter behave according to quantum theory?

3. What equation will be able to determine the wave function for information?

4. What kind of energy density might an advanced civilization be able to create?

5. How does Hawking describe exploring the galaxy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are wormholes?

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

3. What final thought does Hawking have about Star Trek and humanity, in the closing of Chapter 6?

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

5. What is the Schrodinger equation?

6. How would black hole radiation occur?

7. What is a time travel "horizon"?

8. What partially restores determinism and why?

9. What will happen as brains increase in size?

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

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