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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Daniel view a sequence of numbers in his head?
(a) He sees colors, shapes, and textures that form landscapes.
(b) He imagines the numbers as food and beach pebbles.
(c) He sees numbers and their shapes, leaving out the annoying ones.
(d) He hears the numbers and sees lights that form a portrait.

2. How is Daniel trained for his volunteer assignment?
(a) Film, lectures, and fieldwork.
(b) Fun activities, foreign language lessons, and films.
(c) Teamwork, lectures, and group discussion.
(d) Lectures.

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

4. Professor Ramachandran theorizes that language emerged:
(a) Using visual learning aids.
(b) Originally from mathematics.
(c) From an agreement to create neologisms.
(d) From synesthetic connections in the brain.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the educational website for learning language that Neil and Daniel created?

2. How many hours did it take Daniel to publicly recite pi?

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

4. How did the scientists testing Daniel in California know that he realized their string of pi digits was incorrect?

5. Six months after meeting Neil, what does Daniel do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What had Daniel learned during his year in Kaunas?

2. Describe Daniel's state of mind as he recited pi for an audience for more than five hours.

3. Why do you think the woman who interviewed Daniel at the Volunteer Services Overseas office might have thought he was a perfect candidate to teach English overseas?

4. What is Daniel's relationship with words?

5. What aspects of language does Daniel find more difficult than others to understand?

6. How is Daniel's partner, Neil, similar to Daniel?

7. Why does Daniel want to do a fundraiser for the Epilepsy Society?

8. Why did Daniel's travels and meetings during the making of Brainman and his appearances on television give him such a feeling of elation?

9. Why is Daniel so enthralled with pi?

10. Scientists are beginning to question whether Daniel's ability with language extends to other forms of language, such as sign language. What happens when he is tested for this?

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