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Richard Powers
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Richard worried about after his lunch with Philip Lentz and the others?
(a) Economic collapse.
(b) Science stagnating.
(c) His project failing.
(d) Imminent political instability.

2. How does Richard describe his relationship with C.?
(a) They were alone in each other's company.
(b) They became each other's best friends and worst enemies.
(c) They merged into being one person.
(d) They never really connected.

3. What does Richard translate Diana's insight into?
(a) Despair about the project.
(b) A theory of machine emotions.
(c) The concept of symbolic grounding.
(d) The imperative to teach the implementations pronunciation.

4. With whom does Richard have an encounter at the end of section IV?
(a) Implementation B.
(b) A.
(c) Philip Lentz.
(d) C.

5. What does Richard attempt to do as he settles in to his new home?
(a) Listen to all the gossip around him.
(b) Get straight to work.
(c) Introduce himself to everyone.
(d) Fade into anonymity.

6. Where does Richard draw the characters for his novels?
(a) His family history.
(b) His family.
(c) His ex-lovers' families.
(d) His lovers and their time together.

7. What does Richard find when he accepts Diana's invitation?
(a) She has a crush on him.
(b) She wants to tell him secrets about Philip Lentz.
(c) She has children.
(d) She wants to spend time with him alone.

8. Who does Philip Lentz call in to watch his experiment with implementation B?
(a) Ram Gupta.
(b) Richard.
(c) Diana Hartrick.
(d) Harold Plover.

9. What does Richard say about the machine Philip Lentz built?
(a) Lentz was training it to recognize beauty.
(b) It contained the immense distances of open space.
(c) It replicates consciousness.
(d) It recognizes him when he returns to the room.

10. What does Richard see in the photograph of Philip Lentz and his wife?
(a) Sadness.
(b) Worry.
(c) Profound love.
(d) Torment.

11. How does Philip Lentz respond when Diana Hartrick challenges him?
(a) He agrees that she has a valid point.
(b) He jumps out of his seat with a realization.
(c) He insults her.
(d) He explains at length.

12. To what does Diana Hartrick invite Richard?
(a) A lecture.
(b) A drink.
(c) Lunch.
(d) A weekend away.

13. To what do Richard's attempts at conversation lead him?
(a) Disturbing thoughts about the state of the world.
(b) Depressing thoughts about old age.
(c) Alarming thoughts about the ignorance of college students.
(d) Soothing thoughts about getting wiser over time.

14. What is Richard having difficulty with in the present moment, in the beginning of section II?
(a) Remembering things.
(b) Devising a plot for his next novel.
(c) Getting in touch with his editor.
(d) Getting paid.

15. What surprises Richard in his reaction to the time he spends with Diana?
(a) How lonely he has become.
(b) How passionate he becomes.
(c) How easily he gets along with her children.
(d) How passionate Diana is about her research.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Harold Plover treat Richard at lunch?

2. What does Philip Lentz lead Richard to believe?

3. What happens if information that comes out of back propagation does not match the information put in?

4. Where did Richard live with C.?

5. Why does Richard not take the position he is offered?

(see the answer keys)

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