Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant Test | Final Test - Easy

Daniel Tammet
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the Feynman point in pi?
(a) It is the last string of digits in pi.
(b) Where the digit 9 repeats itself eleven times, with other numbers in between.
(c) It is pi to 707 decimal points.
(d) The decimal places of 999999.

2. What does the National Autistic Society in England suggest as a fairer alternative to a job interview for autistic people?
(a) A telephone call.
(b) Good references.
(c) A work trial.
(d) A résumé.

3. In what experiment did Daniel participate with Dr. Gary Morgan in 2005?
(a) Synesthetic connections.
(b) Reacting to bird song.
(c) Emotional language.
(d) Learning British sign language.

4. What conversational tactic has Daniel used over the years that does not work well within his relationship with Neil?
(a) Constantly asking questions.
(b) Pretending to understand something when he does not.
(c) Smiling even during an argument.
(d) Responding to every question with an overly long answer.

5. Why does Daniel's brother, Steven, require a lot of help from his family?
(a) He has Asperger's Syndrome.
(b) He has a rare disease.
(c) He has leukemia.
(d) He is severely autistic.

6. How did Daniel's family react to Brainman when it was shown in Britain?
(a) Positively.
(b) Negatively.
(c) They did not watch it.
(d) Compassionately.

7. Why does Daniel let Neil shave his face for him?
(a) He finds the sensations too irritating to do it comfortably himself.
(b) He cannot be trusted with a razor.
(c) He cannot hold a razor comfortably in hands.
(d) He would otherwise grow a very long beard.

8. Why does Daniel say people are surprised when he tells them he is a Christian?
(a) He was not brought up Christian.
(b) They believe being autistic makes abstract thought too difficult.
(c) His thought process is too logical.
(d) He dislikes being with too many other people.

9. What is Iceland's literacy rate?
(a) 100%.
(b) 50%.
(c) 98%.
(d) 85%.

10. How did anyone know if Daniel was reciting pi correctly?
(a) The numbers were flashed on a screen behind Daniel.
(b) There were checkers to be sure he was.
(c) There was no way to know.
(d) Neil was keeping track from the audience.

11. How was Daniel's verbal practice of pi recitation frustrating for him?
(a) He did not like speaking out loud.
(b) The digits were long and his voice grew tired.
(c) Any noises slowed him down.
(d) The numbers are visual to him and recitation is verbal.

12. What job does Daniel interview for and not receive?
(a) An English tutor.
(b) A social worker.
(c) A library position.
(d) A translator.

13. How did the scientists testing Daniel in California know that he realized their string of pi digits was incorrect?
(a) They were not aware of it.
(b) He put his head down and withdrew from them.
(c) He had a physiological response when looking at it.
(d) He screamed that they had it wrong.

14. Why did Daniel decide to publicly recite as many digits in the number pi as he could to beat a record?
(a) For a documentary he was making.
(b) To raise money for the National Society for Epilepsy.
(c) To raise money for autism research.
(d) To impress Neil.

15. How do Neil and Daniel try to encourage their cat, Jay, to learn social skills and become more approachable?
(a) They get a puppy.
(b) They hire a trainer.
(c) They send Jay to a pet camp.
(d) They buy a kitten.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Daniel have to prove that he had learned Icelandic in four days?

2. When Daniel has an interview with the Voluntary Services Overseas organization, what is his main goal in doing so?

3. What American television show did Daniel appear on after the broadcasting of the documentary he was in?

4. What is the documentary about Daniel titled?

5. Who meets Daniel at the airport on his return trip to London?

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