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Yuval Noah Harari
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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. What does Harari call the nemesis of the modern economy?
(a) Socialist Humanism.
(b) Unemployment.
(c) Out-dated religious beliefs.
(d) Ecological collapse.

2. What is Watson being trained to do to help the medical field?
(a) Collect global health information.
(b) Remote controlled surgery.
(c) Diagnose diseases.
(d) Brain surgery.

3. What artificial intelligence success did the computer called Deep Blue achieve?
(a) It learned to play chess with only verbal instructions.
(b) It changed the rules of chess.
(c) It had the highest score in the world on Pac-Man.
(d) It beat the world chess champion.

4. Harari claims that humans are not individuals they are _________.
(a) Multi-dimensional.
(b) Subjective algorithms.
(c) Dividuals.
(d) Dualities.

5. Who are many of the volunteers research professors use in their experiments?
(a) Family members.
(b) Colleagues.
(c) Voters.
(d) College students.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The rise of humanism meant there was less focus on God and more focus on what?

3. Humanism is divided into which three branches?

4. What did scientists discover when they opened the proverbial Sapiens black box?

5. What is the new species that will develop when Homo Sapiens is extinct?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the "Our Boys Didn't Die in Vain" syndrome?

2. What did the computer Watson do that changed the perception of artificial intelligence?

3. What experiments are the U.S. military currently studying in relation to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

4. With the decoupling of intelligence and consciousness, what is the risk to humans?

5. What experience changed journalist Sally Adee's life after she tested the battlefield simulator in Ohio?

6. Politicians and economists insist growth is vital for what three reasons?

7. According to Harari, what two concepts are being decoupled?

8. What is the crucial problem that may prevent humans from finding employment?

9. What is socialist humanism?

10. What quality is most important to business, government, and the military: intelligence or consciousness?

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