Engineering Questions with Answers - Multiple Choice Questions

# Artificial Intelligence MCQ – Uncertain Knowledge and Reasoning

1 - Question

Using logic to represent and reason we can represent knowledge about the world with facts and rules.
a) True
b) False

Explanation: None.

2 - Question

Uncertainty arises in the wumpus world because the agent’s sensors give only ___________
a) Full & Global information
b) Partial & Global Information
c) Partial & local Information
d) Full & local information

Explanation: The Wumpus world is a grid of squares surrounded by walls, where each square can contain agents and objects. The agent (you) always starts in the lower left corner, a square that will be labeled [1, 1]. The agent’s task is to find the gold, return to [1, 1] and climb out of the cave. So uncertainty is there as the agent gives partial and local information only. Global variable are not goal specific problem solving.

3 - Question

A Hybrid Bayesian network contains ___________
a) Both discrete and continuous variables
b) Only Discrete variables
c) Only Discontinuous variable
d) Both Discrete and Discontinuous variable

Explanation: To specify a Hybrid network, we have to specify two new kinds of distributions: the conditional distribution for continuous variables given discrete or continuous parents, and the conditional distribution for a discrete variable given continuous parents.

4 - Question

How is Fuzzy Logic different from conventional control methods?
a) IF and THEN Approach
b) FOR Approach
c) WHILE Approach
d) DO Approach

Explanation: FL incorporates a simple, rule-based IF X AND Y THEN Z approach to a solving control problem rather than attempting to model a system mathematically.

5 - Question

If a hypothesis says it should be positive, but in fact it is negative, we call it ___________
a) A consistent hypothesis
b) A false negative hypothesis
c) A false positive hypothesis
d) A specialized hypothesis

Explanation: Consistent hypothesis go with examples, If the hypothesis says it should be negative but in fact it is positive, it is false negative. If a hypothesis says it should be positive, but in fact it is negative, it is false positive. In a specialized hypothesis we need to have certain restrict or special conditions.

6 - Question

The primitives in probabilistic reasoning are random variables.
a) True
b) False

Explanation: The primitives in probabilistic reasoning are random variables. Just like primitives in Propositional Logic are propositions. A random variable is not in fact a variable, but a function from a sample space S to another space, often the real numbers.

7 - Question

Which is true for Decision theory?
a) Decision Theory = Probability theory + utility theory
b) Decision Theory = Inference theory + utility theory
c) Decision Theory = Uncertainty + utility theory
d) Decision Theory = Probability theory + preference

Explanation: The Wumpus world is a grid of squares surrounded by walls, where each square can contain agents and objects. The agent (you) always starts in the lower left corner, a square that will be labeled [1, 1]. The agent’s task is to find the gold, return to [1, 1] and climb out of the cave. So uncertainty is there as the agent gives partial and local information only. Global variable are not goal specific problem solving.

8 - Question

A constructive approach in which no commitment is made unless it is necessary to do so is ___________
a) Least commitment approach
b) Most commitment approach
c) Nonlinear planning
d) Opportunistic planning