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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. What is the Feynman point in pi?
(a) It is pi to 707 decimal points.
(b) Where the digit 9 repeats itself eleven times, with other numbers in between.
(c) It is the last string of digits in pi.
(d) The decimal places of 999999.
2. What is the value of pi?
(d) 3 1/7
3. Some scientists believe that metaphors may be the result of:
(a) Phonemic inflections of word sounds.
(b) Synesthestic experiences and linguistic creativity.
(c) Higher level thinking in poets.
(d) Creative visual/spatial language.
4. How was Daniel's verbal practice of pi recitation frustrating for him?
(a) The numbers are visual to him and recitation is verbal.
(b) The digits were long and his voice grew tired.
(c) He did not like speaking out loud.
(d) Any noises slowed him down.
5. How does Daniel view a sequence of numbers in his head?
(a) He sees numbers and their shapes, leaving out the annoying ones.
(b) He sees colors, shapes, and textures that form landscapes.
(c) He imagines the numbers as food and beach pebbles.
(d) He hears the numbers and sees lights that form a portrait.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whose photo does Daniel keep on the dresser in his kitchen?
2. What method do many pi enthusiasts use to memorize pi's infinite string of digits?
3. How long is Daniel's challenge in Iceland reduced in time?
4. How was Daniel able to win at Blackjack?
5. Professor Ramachandran theorizes that language emerged:
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did Daniel think about creating his own private language when he was young?
2. What aspects of language does Daniel find more difficult than others to understand?
3. During his training for Volunteer Services, what were the main learning goals for Daniel and the class?
4. Why did Daniel end up walking up the steep hill of Volunteer Ave. on his commute to the Volunteer Center?
5. Describe Daniel's state of mind as he recited pi for an audience for more than five hours.
6. What locations in Iceland fascinated Daniel the most? Why?
7. What were some of the biggest concerns about Daniel's involvement with the documentary and how did he overcome them?
8. When Daniel returns to his family's new home after a year in Lithuania, why must he readjust to living there?
9. Why did Daniel's travels and meetings during the making of Brainman and his appearances on television give him such a feeling of elation?
10. How is Daniel's method of memorizing the digits of pi different from most other people's methods?
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