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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 meet his partner, Neil?
(a) Online.
(b) Through a newspaper ad.
(c) At a party.
(d) In school.

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

3. Who meets Daniel at the airport on his return trip to London?
(a) Babak.
(b) Lee.
(c) Neil.
(d) Rehan.

4. What is Daniel's assignment for the volunteer organization?
(a) Social worker.
(b) Math teacher.
(c) English teacher.
(d) Farming instruction.

5. When Daniel is interrupted during the interview with a question, what is his first reaction?
(a) Silence.
(b) Laughter.
(c) Fear.
(d) He plugs up his ears.

Short Answer Questions

1. What dream did Daniel have the night before his public recitation of pi?

2. Why does Daniel let Neil shave his face for him?

3. What was Daniel's mood like on the flight to California?

4. What is the name of the city in Iceland that Daniel must go to?

5. How long is Daniel's challenge in Iceland reduced in time?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What were some of the biggest concerns about Daniel's involvement with the documentary and how did he overcome them?

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

4. Why is Icelandic considered to be such a difficult language to learn?

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

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

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

8. 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?

9. 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?

10. How is Daniel's method of memorizing the digits of pi different from most other people's methods?

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