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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the normal state of quantum particles?
(a) The exist in an electrically charged state.
(b) They exist in an unknown state.
(c) They exist in a subdued state.
(d) They exist in a cloud of probable states all at once.

2. Who suggested that the meaning of the word "entropy" mean the opposite of what it was originally, to describe the part of energy which was available to be converted into work?
(a) Christian Doppler.
(b) James Clerk Maxwell.
(c) Isaac Newton.
(d) Albert Einstein.

3. Memes are messages that are independent of what other element?
(a) Of the people who propagate them.
(b) Of contradicting information.
(c) Of new messages.
(d) Of outside influence.

4. How much information does the universe hold?
(a) Around 10 to the 90th power bits.
(b) An infinite amount of information.
(c) Approximately 15 trillion bits.
(d) Around 20 to the 100th power bits.

5. Erwin Schrodinger used the concept of entropy to describe what group?
(a) Living organisms.
(b) Plant life.
(c) Allergins.
(d) Microbes.

6. How does Wikipedia differ from the Encyclopedia Britannica?
(a) It is collaborative and descriptive but not authoritative.
(b) It is not reliable.
(c) It contains questionable material.
(d) It is collaborative and descriptive but not up to date.

7. What can a computable number be compressed into?
(a) 0s and 1s.
(b) A byte.
(c) A standard calculation.
(d) An algorithm.

8. What results when a closed system's temperature evens out?
(a) There is no change.
(b) The system fails.
(c) No work could be done.
(d) More work can be accomplished.

9. What type of information is contained in DNA?
(a) Information that is limited to the surrounding cells.
(b) Information key to survival.
(c) Information that is unique to that organism.
(d) Information that is passed from generation to generation.

10. How do scientists categorize catchphrases like "Survival of the fittest" and "Read my lips"?
(a) As memes.
(b) As bits.
(c) As bytes.
(d) As memories.

11. What are genes?
(a) RNA.
(b) Part of DNA.
(c) Memory cells.
(d) Bits of information.

12. What time of memory is most limited?
(a) Childhood memory.
(b) Long term memory.
(c) Short term memory.
(d) Repressed memory.

13. Where does the Internet store memes?
(a) In the network.
(b) In clouds.
(c) In databases.
(d) In search engines.

14. Recognizing a famous painting like the Mona Lisa is attributed to what factor?
(a) The meme.
(b) Education.
(c) Bits.
(d) Memory.

15. What did Shannon bring to one of his meetings?
(a) A newly developed programming language.
(b) A computer.
(c) A computer scientist.
(d) A robot.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the study of thermodynamics not state about the movement of energy?

2. The elements of DNA come in predictable proportions of what shape?

3. What does the word "cybernetics" mean?

4. What did Charles Bennet prove about energy cost?

5. What game did Shannon plan to teach his computer to play?

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