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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 was Richard admitted to after he parted with C.?
(a) A research position.
(b) A teaching job.
(c) A think tank.
(d) A Ph.D. program.

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

3. What does Richard decide in response to his discovery that Lentz deceived him?
(a) Not to work on Lentz's project any further.
(b) Not to let Lentz handle money.
(c) To tell the administration at the center about Lentz's deceit.
(d) Never to trust Lentz again.

4. What is Richard doing at the beginning of section IV?
(a) Working on implementation B.
(b) Thinking about C.
(c) Talking with Diana Hartrick.
(d) Revising his novel.

5. What got Richard this position?
(a) The renown of his Pulitzer Prize.
(b) The notoriety of his most recent book.
(c) A friend with connections.
(d) The brilliance of his lectures.

6. What does Richard say about happiness, after Philip Lentz's experiment?
(a) He does not think a computer will ever know happiness.
(b) He knows that he was happy once.
(c) He cannot tell whether he was happy in the past.
(d) He thinks that a computer will never know happiness until it can experience alienation.

7. What does time with Diana make Richard think back to about his time with C.?
(a) C. going away to work with another researcher.
(b) C. flirting with another man.
(c) C. wanting children.
(d) C. longing for anonymity after his book came out.

8. How does Diana apologize to Richard?
(a) She buys him a bottle of Scotch.
(b) She breaks with Lentz.
(c) She invites him to lunch.
(d) She writes him a long note.

9. What did Richard say he got from C.?
(a) Material for his novels.
(b) Emotional support.
(c) Money.
(d) Inspiration.

10. To what does Richard compare implementation A?
(a) A loyal dog.
(b) Someone with creative genius.
(c) Someone with autism.
(d) A low-level amphibian.

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

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

13. What is Richard working on at this new appointment?
(a) Developing a scientific model of consciousness.
(b) A new book.
(c) Building a robot.
(d) Building a supercomputer.

14. What was C.'s reaction to Richard's storytelling?
(a) She was rapt.
(b) She was patient but uninterested.
(c) She pretended to be interested.
(d) She was enthusiastic and collaborated with him as he told the stories.

15. What are Philip Lentz and his friends discussing when Richard joins them?
(a) What kind of progress remains to be made in astrophysics.
(b) Whether a person can comprehend the full extent of his or her reading.
(c) When the global economy will collapse.
(d) Whether a machine could read philosophy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Richard's response when he finds out that Philip Lentz has been deceiving him?

2. What did Richard and C. have to furnish their apartment?

3. How does Richard act on his decision?

4. What mistake does Diana say Philip Lentz is making in his project?

5. How does Philip Lentz respond when Diana Hartrick challenges him?

(see the answer keys)

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