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

2. How does Richard think about his letters to C.?
(a) Consolation for her losses.
(b) Repayment for the stories she told him.
(c) Revenge for her affairs.
(d) Acts of devotion to her.

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

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

5. What does Richard teach Helen?
(a) Psychology.
(b) Literature.
(c) Physics.
(d) Science.

6. What kind of accident led the condition of Lentz's wife?
(a) A car accident.
(b) A skiing accident.
(c) A cardiovascular accident.
(d) A mountaineering accident.

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

8. Where does Lentz take Richard?
(a) The mental hospital where his wife lives.
(b) The long-term care facility where his wife lives.
(c) The house where his wife lives with another man.
(d) The cemetery where his wife is buried.

9. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

15. What does Richard tell Philip Lentz about Helen in section X?
(a) She is conscious.
(b) She is at war with herself.
(c) She is unhappy.
(d) She is alive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Richard's letters to C. contain?

2. How does Richard crash implementation E?

3. What does Lentz argue about Helen's mindset?

4. What does Harold Plover say his daughter wanted instead of nouns?

5. What is C.'s family like?

(see the answer keys)

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