1. In 2001: A Space Odyssey what game does HAL play with Frank?
    1. Chess.
    2. Checkers.
    3. Poker.
    4. Darts.
  2. Which character was featured in both the film Blade Runner and the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    1. Deckard's wife, Iran.
    2. Opera singer android, Luba Luft.
    3. Android leader, Roy Batty.
    4. Exotic dancer android, Zhora.
  1. Who said "These Nexus-6 types . . . they'd roll all over us and mash us flat. You and I, all the bounty hunters we stand between the Nexus-6 and mankind, a barrier which keeps the two distinct."?
    1. Deckard's associate Phil Resch in the film Blade Runner.
    2. Deckard's associate Phil Resch in the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
    3. Rick Deckard in the film Blade Runner.
    4. Both A and B.

 

  1. Which film features "half-man, half-woman" Josephine Joseph and "Siamese twins" Daisy and Violet Hilton?
     
    1. Blade Runner.
    2. Freaks.
    3. The Measure of a Man.
    4. Secrets of a Wild Child.
  2. I propose to consider the question, "Can machines think?" is the first line of what essay?
    1. Alan Turing's "Computing Machinery and Intelligence"
    2. Rodney Brooks' "Dances With Machines"
    3. Dan Dennett's "Did HAL Commit Murder"
    4. Rodney Brooks' "Them and Us"

 

  1. What does the Turing Test purport to test for?
    1. Thought.
    2. Emotion.
    3. Empathy.
    4. Memory.
  2. By definition, a sentient being has what?
    1. Self-reflective or "higher level" intentional states, e.g., beliefs about one's own desires
    2. Empathy for all creatures.
    3. Empathy for its own kind. 
    4. Feelings, such as pleasure and pain
  1. In the Star Trek T.N.G. episode The Measure of a Man what game is Data playing at the outset?
    1. Chess.
    2. Checkers.
    3. Poker.
    4. Darts.
  1. In the film Blade Runner and the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep what did the Voight-Kamff test for?
    1. empathy
    2. intelligence
    3. psychosis
    4. neurosis
  1. Who is Lady Lovelace?

 

    1. The first person to question computer intelligence on the grounds that a computer can never "originate anything" but can only "do whatever we know how order it to perform."
    2. The first computer programmer, who wrote programs for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine in the 19th century.
    3. Deckard's android lover in the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
    4. Both A and B.
  1. What did Turing see as the most serious objection to his proposed test of AI?

 

    1. "The odds are weighted too heavily in favor of the machine."
    2. "The odds are weighted too heavily against the machine."
    3. A computer can only "do whatever we know how order it to perform."
    4. Both A and C.

 

  1. Which of the following best expresses the philosophical view known as solipsism?
    1. I alone am a conscious thinker. 
    2. All and only humans are conscious thinkers.
    3. Everything thinks: the birds, the bees, even the rocks and trees.
    4. Nothing thinks: there's no such thing as thinking.
  2. According to Brooks what are the two features or abilities that make humans special and unique among animals?
    1. Syntax and empathy. 
    2. Empathy and technology.
    3. Syntax and technology.  
    4. Free will and empathy.
  1. According to Brooks what feature or ability chiefly makes humans and (some) animals special in contrast with (current) robots?
    1. Syntax.
    2. Technology.
    3. Free will.
    4. Emotion.
  1. In the film Secrets of a Wild Child which best describes Genie's course of language acquisition?
    1. With great difficulty, she becomes a fully fluent English speaker.
    2. She makes no progress whatsoever in acquiring spoken language.
    3. She learns the meaning of many words but not to put them together grammatically in sentences.
    4. She masters grammar (syntax) but never learns to attach meaning (semantics) to any words.

 

  1. In the games HAL (in 2001 a Space Odyssey) and Data (in The Measure of Man) are shown playing against humans, which of the following is true?
    1. Both HAL and Data win.
    2. Both HAL and Data win.
    3. HAL wins.  Data loses.
    4. Data wins.  Hal loses.
  2. Where does 2001: A Space Odyssey end?
    1. On Jupiter
    2. On Mars.
    3. Back on Earth.
    4. On the Moon.
  1. "God doesn't throw dice."  What's this?
    1. What Einstein said about the Big Bang.
    2. What Einstein said about quantum mechanics.
    3. What Stephen Hawking said about the Big Crunch.
    4. What Stephen Hawking said about General Relativity. 
  1. In Fast Cheap and Out of Control what unique feature of naked mole rats first drew them to Ray Mendez's attention?
    1. They have a social structure like those of termites, unlike any other mammal. 
    2. They have neither hair nor fur, unlike any other mammal. 
    3. They cannot
    4. Every other mammalian species sweats: naked mole-rats don't sweat.
  1. Brooks' walking heat-seeking robot featured in the Appendix of Flesh and Machines.
    1. Genghis
    2. Khan
    3. Cog
    4. Kismet
  1. "The electric things have their lives, too. Paltry as those lives are."  Who said this?
    1. Rodney Brooks in Fast Cheap and Out of Control.
    2. Rodney Brooks in Flesh & Machines.
    3. Rick Deckard in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    4. HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey

 

  1. Which of the following best describes the scientific conclusion(s) generally drawn from the Genie "experiment" portrayed in the film Secrets of a Wild Child?  
    1. It supports both Chomsky's innateness hypothesis and the hypothesis of a critical period for language acquisition.
    2. It supports neither Chomsky's innateness hypothesis nor the hypothesis of a critical period for language acquisition.
    3. It supports Chomsky's innateness hypothesis but not the hypothesis of a critical period for language acquisition.
    4. It supports the hypothesis of a critical period for language acquisition but not Chomsky's innateness hypothesis.
  2. Which of the following was NOT a slogan of the Ingsoc Party in 1984
    1. War is peace
    2. Freedom is slavery
    3. Might is right.
    4. Ignorance is strength.
  1. "The first robot homicide was committed in 1981, according to my files."  What is this?
    1. The first line of the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
    2. The first line of Daniel Dennett's essay "Did HAL Commit Murder?"
    3. The first line spoken by Deckard in the film Blade Runner.
    4. The first line spoken by the detective sent to investigate Frank's death in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  1. How does Turing's essay "Computing Machinery and Intelligence Conclude?"
    1. Robots will provide us with unimaginable wealth brought on by the fantastic levels of productivity that the new technology will provide ... where robots are at our beck and call as we all write poetry and eat grapes by the bunch
    2. The distinction between us and robots is going to disappear.
    3. Once we have wonderful robotic bodies, and plenty of silicon computation on board, we will be able to make a simulation of our brains that runs in the computer to control the robot ... [or] entirely disposing with a body ... simply living in the ethereal realm of cyberspace. 
    4. We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
  1. Who said, "I think we are all going to have to die eventually.  Just like all those humans before us.  Technology is not going to save us yet."?
    1. Stephen Hawking in A Brief History of Time
    2. Mercer in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
    3. Lt. Riker in The Measure of a Man
    4. Rodney Brooks in Flesh and Machines
  1. Who said,  "So here is the crux of the matter.  I am arguing that we are machines and we have emotions, so in principle it is possible for machines to have emotions as we have examples of them (us) that do.  Being a machine does not disqualify something from having emotions.  And, by straightforward extension, does not prevent it from being conscious."?
    1. Rodney Brooks in Flesh and Machines
    2. Alan Turing in "Computing Machinery and Intelligence"
    3. Dan Dennett in "Did HAL Commit Murder?"
    4. Captain Picard in The Measure of a Man.
  1. If we find the answer to [why we and the universe exist] it would be the ultimate triumph of the human reason.  For then we would know the mind of God."  What's this?
    1. The meaning of 2001: A Space Odyssey according to director Stanley Kubrick.
    2. The meaning of 2001: A Space Odyssey according to its author Arthur Clark.
    3. The meaning of 2001: A Space Odyssey according to N.Y. Times film critic Pauline Kael.
    4. None of the above.
  1. Who said "I don't dare go because androids have no loyalty to one another and I know that that goddamn Pris Stratton will destroy me and occupy my place."?
    1. Iran Deckard in Blade Runner (the movie)
    2. Rachel in Blade Runner (the movie)
    3. Rachel in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (the book)
    4. Both B and C.
  1. How does Brooks' final essay "Us and Them" in Flesh and Machines conclude?
    1. Robots will provide us with unimaginable wealth brought on by the fantastic levels of productivity that the new technology will provide ... where robots are at our beck and call as we all write poetry and eat grapes by the bunch
    2. The distinction between us and robots is going to disappear.
    3. Once we have wonderful robotic bodies, and plenty of silicon computation on board, we will be able to make a simulation of our brains that runs in the computer to control the robot ... [or] entirely disposing with a body ... simply living in the ethereal realm of cyberspace. 
    4.  We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.