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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. When particles hit p-branes, what are produced?
(a) Miniature explosions.
(b) Extra, multi-dimensional branes.
(c) Time bombs.
(d) Nothing is produced.

2. What does Hawking say extraterrestrials might be like?
(a) Very primitive or very advanced.
(b) Like humans.
(c) Not very bright.
(d) Easy to get along with.

3. What does Hawking say might happen if humans don't destroy themselves?
(a) Humans will find a way to live on the Earth forever.
(b) Humans will spread to other planets.
(c) Humans will need to ration food.
(d) Humans will need to procreate rapidly.

4. What popular sci-fi show does Hawking refer to when discussing its differences with humanity in a millennium?
(a) Doctor Who.
(b) Star Trek.
(c) Torchwood.
(d) Star Wars.

5. What kind of advanced development does Hawking predict for humanity?
(a) Biological and electronic development.
(b) Religious development.
(c) Weapon development.
(d) Social development.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are singularities?

2. What can p-branes absorb?

3. How could time travel be possible?

4. On what scale does Hawking think time travel occurs?

5. What is the name of Hawking's conjecture about the laws of physics and macroscopic time travel?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the grandfather paradox?

3. How does Hawking begin Chapter Four?

4. What does Hawking think about the possible technological level of extraterrestrials?

5. What is the Schrodinger equation?

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

7. What are wormholes?

8. How would black hole radiation occur?

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

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

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