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

2. What does Lentz argue about Helen's mindset?
(a) She has begun to create meaning independently.
(b) Her meanings are random combinations of notions.
(c) Her attempts at meaning are more meaningful than the results.
(d) All her meanings are Richard's meanings.

3. What does Richard teach Helen to do?
(a) Categorize poems.
(b) Create images from poems.
(c) Feel a poem.
(d) Sing.

4. 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.

5. What does Helen make Richard see about consciousness?
(a) That it is only a fleeting and ineffable result of connections between neurons.
(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 constructs a best-fit pattern out of different input.

6. What story is Helen able to decipher when Richard reads it to her?
(a) The story of Moses.
(b) "The Emperor's New Clothes".
(c) "Utopia".
(d) "The Iliad".

7. In what did C. try to get a certificate?
(a) Teaching.
(b) Translation.
(c) Massage.
(d) Editing.

8. What is C.'s family like?
(a) Large.
(b) Far-flung.
(c) Small.
(d) Standoffish.

9. What does Richard say Lentz has left behind him?
(a) Humanness.
(b) Solid research.
(c) Math.
(d) Inspiration.

10. About what kind of advances does Diana tell Richard?
(a) Memory protocols to give machines awareness of the tasks they execute.
(b) Programming protocols for testing hypotheses.
(c) Imaging technology that allows localization of neuron activity.
(d) Connectivity protocols that reduce bottlenecks.

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

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

13. What is Helen's favorite poem?
(a) 'Because I would not stop for death'.
(b) 'Poison Tree'.
(c) 'Evening Hymn'.
(d) 'The Most of It'.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Richard and Harold Plover discuss in section VIII?

2. What does Diana tell Richard about having read?

3. What is Richard's role in Philip Lentz's project?

4. What does Richard attend in Section VII?

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

(see the answer keys)

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