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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 does Helen make Richard see about consciousness?
(a) That it constructs a best-fit pattern out of different input.
(b) That it consists of a certain internal echoing effect.
(c) That it can only be produced in a being at war with itself.
(d) That it is only a fleeting and ineffable result of connections between neurons.

2. What did C. do to make Richard love her?
(a) Adjust her life to his.
(b) Tend to her own unique perspective in her work.
(c) Give him support in his work.
(d) Admire his writing.

3. What did Richard's letters to C. contain?
(a) Declarations of love.
(b) Memories of their time together.
(c) Details of his affairs.
(d) Criticisms of her work.

4. What does Richard say writers should never hope to do?
(a) Make money.
(b) Create living works.
(c) Get famous.
(d) Win critical praise.

5. What realm does Richard say Lentz has entered?
(a) Speculative fantasy.
(b) Pure facts.
(c) Inspiration.
(d) Fiction.

6. What does Richard feel about C.'s coming home in tears?
(a) She should toughen up.
(b) The tears are necessary in this kind of experience.
(c) The phase will pass.
(d) It is his fault.

7. What is Richard's role in Philip Lentz's project?
(a) Designing.
(b) Training.
(c) Promoting.
(d) Programming.

8. What does Lentz do as a result of Helen's response during his and Richard's argument?
(a) Ask A. out for coffee.
(b) Spend less time with Helen.
(c) Give Helen more scientific and philosophical texts.
(d) Reconsider his conclusion about Helen's consciousness.

9. Why did Richard fall in love with C.?
(a) Her ability to console him.
(b) Her visions.
(c) Her strength of character.
(d) Her vulnerability.

10. What does the crash of implementation E lead Philip Lentz to develop?
(a) Eyes for the implementations.
(b) Implementation F.
(c) A theory of dissonance.
(d) A secondary input processing device for the implementation.

11. What causes Richard to come home in tears?
(a) Frustration with the Dutch language.
(b) Sadness over the imminent breakup with C.
(c) Nostalgia for the U.S.
(d) Desire for marriage with C.

12. What does implementation F develop the ability to do?
(a) Sing.
(b) Philosophize.
(c) Meditate.
(d) Test hypotheses.

13. What caused C. to come home in tears when she lived with Richard in the Netherlands?
(a) Her distaste for business studies.
(b) Her inability to master the material of her certification program.
(c) Her longing for home.
(d) Being older than other students.

14. How does Richard see similarities between Lentz's relationship with his wife and his work with the implementations?
(a) Lentz works with his wife the same way he trains his implementations.
(b) Lentz is patient and detailed with his wife the same way he is with the implementations.
(c) Lentz fails to elicit correct answers from his wife the same way he fails to elicit correct answers from his implementations.
(d) Lentz uses other people to train his wife, the same way as he uses Richard's help to train the implementations.

15. How does Richard describe the experiment with Helen to A.?
(a) Enormous.
(b) Dangerous.
(c) Brave.
(d) Noble.

Short Answer Questions

1. What condition does Richard impose on doing any more work for Philip Lentz?

2. What did Harold Plover realize his daughter was talking about when she was pointing at things?

3. What happened after the success of Richard's book 'Gold Bug'?

4. What is the consequence of C.'s response to Richard's work?

5. How was C. different in the Netherlands than she was in the U.S.?

(see the answer keys)

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