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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 wormholes?
(a) Holes between which space and time travel.
(b) Molecules of open space.
(c) Units of spacetime that connect similar regions of space and time.
(d) Tubes of spacetime that connect different regions of space and time.

2. Where does one set of possibilities lie in relation to using the laws of physics to explore the galaxy?
(a) MNA.
(b) DNA.
(c) SNA.
(d) RNA.

3. According to Hawking, what lies ahead in the future if no great disaster occurs?
(a) Improving animal genetics.
(b) Improving the quality of life for all humans.
(c) Improving human genetics.
(d) Improving human morals.

4. On what scale does Hawking think time travel occurs?
(a) An incredibly dense scale.
(b) An incredibly small scale.
(c) An incredibly surface-level scale.
(d) An incredibly low scale.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do cosmic strings allow space-time to do?

2. What is determinism threatened by?

3. What does Hawking think one can do to positive vacuum energy?

4. How is the following quote finished: "The human race needs to improve its mental and physical qualities to deal with an...?"

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How would black hole radiation occur?

4. What are wormholes?

5. How does Hawking begin Chapter Four?

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

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

8. What is the main question concerning space-time, if one avoids philosophical discussion and focuses on the laws of physics?

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

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

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