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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Philip Lentz respond when Diana Hartrick challenges him?
(a) He agrees that she has a valid point.
(b) He insults her.
(c) He explains at length.
(d) He jumps out of his seat with a realization.

2. What causes Richard to threaten to leave Philip Lentz's project?
(a) Lentz's sexism.
(b) Lentz's cynicism.
(c) Lentz's drinking.
(d) Problems with its theoretical foundations.

3. What got Richard this position?
(a) A friend with connections.
(b) The brilliance of his lectures.
(c) The renown of his Pulitzer Prize.
(d) The notoriety of his most recent book.

4. Philip Lentz's tirade make Richard think of _____.
(a) U.
(b) V.
(c) C.
(d) E.

5. What is Philip Lentz starting to use as he works on implementation B?
(a) Additional memory.
(b) Teaching it to find information.
(c) Additional processing power.
(d) 'No' commands.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what do Richard's attempts at conversation lead him?

2. Who does Philip Lentz call in to watch his experiment with implementation B?

3. What is Richard working on at this new appointment?

4. What does Richard find when he accepts Diana's invitation?

5. How does Diana apologize to Richard?

Short Essay Questions

1. What made C. appealing to Richard when he met her?

2. Who is Philip Lentz and how does Richard meet him?

3. What does Richard notice during his first lunch with Lentz and the other researchers?

4. What does Richard feel about himself and about his writing while Lentz is redesigning implementation B?

5. What does Helen's interpretation of 'A Poison Tree' lead Richard to think?

6. What breakthrough does Helen make when she analyzes love poems?

7. Why does Lentz not cut into Helen?

8. What is Richard's reaction as he starts to spend time on Lentz's project?

9. Describe the relationship between Philip Lentz and Richard.

10. How does Richard think about the stories he wrote while he was with C.?

(see the answer keys)

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