How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

Charles Yu
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 13-15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is credited with the first quote in the book, which begins, "We are never intimately conscious of anything but a particular perception"?
(a) David Deutsch.
(b) David Hume.
(c) Luke Skywalker.
(d) Arthur Miller.

2. In the "Chronodiegetical Schematic" which opens the book, what is the subtitle for "B Series"?
(a) "Tensed Theory of Time."
(b) "Tenseless Theory of Time."
(c) "Traditional Theory of Time."
(d) "Turbulent Theory of Time."

3. What refers to a rule or law, especially one expressed by an equation or formula?
(a) Vector.
(b) Theorem.
(c) Hypothesis.
(d) Equation.

4. Who is credited in the beginning of the book for the quote, "Everything we are is at every moment alive in us"?
(a) David Hume.
(b) David Deutsch.
(c) Luke Skywalker.
(d) Arthur Miller.

5. What is defined as occurring when a time traveler stops remembering in order to keep going?
(a) A loss of time.
(b) A lapse in time.
(c) A break in time.
(d) A loop in time.

Short Answer Questions

1. What refers to an array of data ordered such that individual items can be located with a single index or subscript?

2. Phil, a middle-manager and Charles's supervisor at headquarters, is also what?

3. What has the Tense Operator been set to for some time in Chapter 1?

4. Charles stays in shape in his machine by lifting what as a weight?

5. In Chapter 12, the narrator remembers being driven home from the park at what age by his father?

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