Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Yuval Noah Harari
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Scientists claim biblical Judaism was not a scripture-based religion, it was a(n) __________.

2. Education used to focus on educating students. What does education focus on now?

3. What global health campaign wiped out smallpox?

4. Why did the U.S. ban creating three parent babies?

5. Religion is a deal, whereas spirituality is ___________.

Short Essay Questions

1. The author makes a reference to a [Anton] Chekhov's law. What is the law and what does it mean?

2. What is a "three-parent baby"?

3. When Europeans came to the Americas, what caused the deaths of millions of native people?

4. What culture invented writing and money?

5. What was Epicurus's philosophy of life?

6. What is the history that influences people to have a lawn in front of their houses?

7. Why will humans keep striving for something better?

8. According to Harari, what are the key interests of religion and science respectively?

9. What are the three ways humans can be upgraded into gods?

10. How does Harari interpret the saying, "God helps those who help themselves"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the author's position about why the theory of evolution ignites so much controversy.

Essay Topic 2

Harari declares, "Sugar is now more dangerous than gunpowder" (15). What point is the author trying to make with this metaphor?

Essay Topic 3

What is the Web of Meaning and how does it help maintain the integrity of societies and cultures?

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