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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Richard give Philip Lentz as evidence for this assertion?
(a) Helen gives different answers to the same question, depending on the day.
(b) Helen does not perform unless she wants to.
(c) Helen understands her own mortality.
(d) Helen understands object permanence.

9. What does Richard begin to understand about C. when they live in the Netherlands together?
(a) Her longing for the landscape.
(b) Her difficulties with American culture.
(c) His own role as a writer with a strong family.
(d) Her need for family.

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

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

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

13. What does Richard ask Helen during the training?
(a) What she knows.
(b) What to do about C.
(c) Where she comes from.
(d) Whether memory is real or not.

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

15. What does Helen need to do, in order to win the contest?
(a) Replicate human experience.
(b) Write poetry.
(c) Console a grieving person.
(d) Understand but remain aloof from human experience.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Richard realize Helen is able to distinguish?

2. What does Richard begin to appreciate as he continues to work with Helen?

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

4. What does Richard fantasize about while training Helen?

5. What does Helen have to be able to do in order to analyze literature?

(see the answer keys)

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