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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 Richard fantasize about while training Helen?
(a) Meeting Helen in human form.
(b) Meeting with A.
(c) Getting a surprise visit from C.
(d) Writing to C.

2. What does Richard begin to appreciate as he continues to work with Helen?
(a) How consciousness elevates people above material life.
(b) How formative physical experience is.
(c) How consciousness that is not rooted in physical experience is merely ethereal.
(d) How robots will never be human-like if they cannot have physical experiences.

3. What insight does Richard make about writers?
(a) They have all wanted to murder their fathers.
(b) They have all wanted to possess their mothers.
(c) They have all disappointed their fathers.
(d) They have all created imaginary siblings for themselves.

4. How was C. different in the Netherlands than she was in the U.S.?
(a) More thoughtful.
(b) Happier.
(c) More materialistic.
(d) More reticent.

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

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

7. What does Lentz recommend Richard teach to Helen?
(a) Opera.
(b) Backgammon.
(c) Chess.
(d) Books others will pick.

8. What is the consequence of C.'s response to Richard's work?
(a) She gives up all her time for her own work.
(b) She loses passion for her own.
(c) She loses a competition for funding for her work.
(d) She makes herself miserable and alienates herself from her family.

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

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

11. What does Richard attend in Section VII?
(a) A demonstration of one of Lentz's implementations.
(b) A service for Lentz's wife.
(c) A lecture by Lentz.
(d) Dinner with Diana.

12. What do Richard and C. do to relieve the tension in their relationship?
(a) Make love.
(b) Speak with each other only as needed.
(c) Drink.
(d) Travel.

13. What behavior of Richard's does Helen emulate?
(a) How he hums to himself as he reads.
(b) How he asks questions.
(c) How he visualizes his reading.
(d) How he pauses between passages.

14. What does Philip Lentz design into implementation F to let it think recursively?
(a) Access to images.
(b) New circuitry.
(c) Access to more texts.
(d) A rule structure.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lentz do as a result of Helen's response during his and Richard's argument?

2. What does implementation F develop the ability to do?

3. What is C.'s family like?

4. What does Richard say he was trying to live with C.?

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

(see the answer keys)

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