Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Test | Final 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. What false message did Syrian hackers post on the Associated Press's Twitter account?

2. The first Cognitive Revolution made Homo sapiens rulers of the planet. What could the Second Cognitive Revolution do?

3. According to Harari, what two things are being decoupled?

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

5. What revolutionary strategy did Oakland Athletics manager Billy Beane use to select the best baseball players?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the modern covenant Harari refers to?

2. What do socialist humanists claim happens when liberal humanists focus only on themselves?

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

4. Why was German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized for her comments to a teenage Palestinian refugee girl?

5. What are the two religions Harari says will develop to take the place of traditional religion?

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

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

8. What happens when everyone begins using the same oracle and believing the same oracle?

9. What is FOMO and why is it a problem?

10. How does the "more stuff" credo affect society?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Upon what basis do modern scientists dismiss the existence of God and the existence of the human soul?

Essay Topic 2

Explain why small groups of organized individuals are able to lead large groups of people to achieve a specific outcome.

Essay Topic 3

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

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