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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 condition does Richard impose on doing any more work for Philip Lentz?
(a) He wants to know the secret of programming the algorithms.
(b) He wants Lentz to apologize for deceiving him.
(c) He wants to know the story of Lentz and his wife.
(d) He wants to know where Lentz is getting his funding.

2. What kind of thinking does implementation F demonstrate?
(a) Reflexive.
(b) Associative.
(c) Abstract.
(d) Meditative.

3. What does Richard say he was trying to live with C.?
(a) Traditional marriage.
(b) Improvised love.
(c) Contingent love.
(d) Open marriage.

4. What do Richard and Harold Plover discuss in section VIII?
(a) Lentz.
(b) Plover's daughters.
(c) Helen.
(d) C.

5. What was C.'s experience of certification?
(a) A waste of time.
(b) A mixed blessing.
(c) A disaster.
(d) A life-changing event.

6. What does Diana tell Richard about having read?
(a) Articles on neural activity.
(b) His book.
(c) Theoretical works about robot consciousness.
(d) Technical reviews of Lentz's work.

7. What were Richard's thoughts about having children when he was with C.?
(a) He wanted them, but C. did not.
(b) He wanted them, but in the future.
(c) He did not want them.
(d) He felt he had missed his chance to have them.

8. What did Harold Plover realize his daughter was talking about when she was pointing at things?
(a) Freedom.
(b) The things themselves.
(c) Him.
(d) Herself.

9. What did C's letters to Richard contain?
(a) Insights into his books.
(b) Details about her affairs.
(c) Recipes from home.
(d) Stories from her mother.

10. What does Richard realize about the things he could teach Helen?
(a) None of the answers is correct.
(b) The list is endless.
(c) Some things are more important than others.
(d) Consciousness can develop out of a small number of ideas.

11. What does Richard's work do for C.?
(a) Shows her things about the world.
(b) Gives her a world in which to live.
(c) Describes her to herself.
(d) Gives her an excuse to feel affection for things.

12. What does Helen conclude from reading William Blake's 'Poison Tree'?
(a) Writing is its own form of artificial intelligence.
(b) Life can be reduced to black and white decisions.
(c) Man has created fictional absolutes to live by.
(d) Life is a gray area between absolutes.

13. What does Lentz create for implementation F?
(a) A new protocol for prioritizing connections in the neural net.
(b) A new procedure for building future implementations.
(c) A new algorithm to increase the number of connections in the neural net.
(d) A paradigm for streamlining the time it takes for data to traverse the neural net.

14. What kind of trauma did Audrey suffer?
(a) Fits of insanity.
(b) Paralysis.
(c) Depression.
(d) Memory loss.

15. What is Helen's reaction to A.?
(a) She describes her as a combination of literary characters.
(b) She will not talk with her.
(c) She analyzes Richard's relationship with her.
(d) She compares her to C.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Richard attend in Section VII?

2. What does Richard give Philip Lentz as evidence for this assertion?

3. What was the lovemaking like at the end of Richard's relationship with C.?

4. What does Lentz recommend Richard teach to Helen?

5. What does Richard think Helen will never be able to grasp?

(see the answer keys)

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