Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Test | Final Test - Easy

Yuval Noah Harari
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why were animal rights activists concerned about the robo-rat experiments?
(a) They were concerned that the rats were suffering.
(b) They were concerned the rats would be permanently damaged.
(c) They always protest animal experiments.
(d) They believed the experiments were a waste of time.

2. What experiment do scientists conduct in robo-rat laboratories?
(a) They provide pleasant experiences for the rats.
(b) They train rats to perform mundane tasks.
(c) They control what rats do using implanted electrodes.
(d) They test the rat's stamina.

3. The scientific formula led to breakthroughs in disciplines such as astronomy, physics, and medicine, but it could not deal with what issues?
(a) Free will.
(b) Religious observance.
(c) Questions of value and meaning.
(d) Social trends.

4. For what purpose is the U.S. military experimenting with implanting computer chips in the brains of soldiers?
(a) To treat physical injuries sustained in battle.
(b) To lessen their fear during battle.
(c) To control soldiers remotely.
(d) To treat patients suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome or PTSD.

5. In medieval Europe, if people wanted the answer to an important question, they would do which of the following?
(a) Ask their priest.
(b) Read scriptures and use logic.
(c) Read scriptures and pray.
(d) Think about their experiences and read scriptures.

6. Humanism is divided into which three branches?
(a) Liberal, Socialist, Economic.
(b) Socialist, Economic, Scientific.
(c) Economic, Scientific, Liberal.
(d) Liberal, Socialist, Evolutionary.

7. What life-changing experience did journalist Sally Adee have when she used a battlefield simulator?
(a) Her brain without self doubt.
(b) A life-like virtual reality experience.
(c) An increased ability to learn.
(d) A change in her personality.

8. What kept people in the Middle Ages from making advances in science?
(a) Lack of education.
(b) Lack of money.
(c) Physical labor.
(d) A disorganized society.

9. What is the new species that will develop when Homo Sapiens is extinct?
(a) Homo Erectus.
(b) Homo Deus.
(c) Superhumans.
(d) Homogeneous.

10. According to Harari, what is the only place where free will exists?
(a) In the theory of evolution.
(b) Within a liberal government.
(c) In our imaginary stories.
(d) In religious beliefs.

11. In a free market, what determines whether a product is good or whether it is bad?
(a) Company profits.
(b) The customer.
(c) Persuasive marketing tactics.
(d) Economic gains.

12. What device is the U.S. army developing to improve a soldier's decision-making process?
(a) Virtual reality goggles.
(b) Implanted computer chips.
(c) An immersion chamber.
(d) An attention helmet.

13. What does Harari say is the bedrock of liberal democracy?
(a) The value of individuals.
(b) Free will.
(c) Economic growth.
(d) A prosperous middle class.

14. What biometric information did Angelina Jolie use before having a double mastectomy?
(a) A full-body scan.
(b) A blood screening panel.
(c) An fMRI.
(d) Genetic testing.

15. According to Harari, what makes people believe in imaginary entities like God?
(a) Give them a reward.
(b) Agree with their beliefs.
(c) Make them sacrifice something.
(d) Make passionate speeches.

Short Answer Questions

1. What non-invasive option are scientists using to learn about stimulating or inhibiting brain activities?

2. Humans can do whatever they choose and are only constrained by what?

3. A Mattersight algorithm uses what information to direct callers to the best customer service person for them?

4. Harari claims that "life has no script, no playwright, no director, no producer, and ____________."

5. What does Harari claim is necessary for scientific advancements?

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