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David Eagleman
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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 do sorters learn to do their job?
(a) By an expert sorter correcting a novice.
(b) By studying videos of how to sort.
(c) By reading a how-to book.
(d) By watching experts sort.

2. How is what a person likes determined?
(a) Largely by conscious thinking.
(b) There is no way to know that.
(c) Largely by unconscious thinking.
(d) By careful consideration of the conscious mind with input from the unconscious mind.

3. How many connections does a typical neuron make to neighboring neurons?
(a) 10.
(b) 10,000.
(c) 100.
(d) 1,000.

4. What does an experiment that has people associate words such as "like" or "dislike" measure?
(a) Prejudicial feelings about people from certain countries.
(b) Preferences for certain flavors of ice cream
(c) Prejudicial feelings about different reaces.
(d) Preferences for certain cars.

5. What are our brains wired to do as far as complicated tasks are concerned?
(a) Study the task carefully and then consciously decide which part of the brain would be best to perform the task.
(b) Let the unconscious mind perform the task.
(c) To consciously send the task to the unconscious mind to learn and then teach the conscious mind.
(d) To take the task apart and consciously learn it in steps.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does each human brain cell contain in its entirety?

2. How do photographs of different races reveal something about the mind?

3. What are two examples of optical illusions?

4. What do our conscious minds remain unaware of in the analogy Eagleman offers?

5. What does Eagleman say can get in the way of our efficiency?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the example of the chicken sexers that Eagleman discusses.

2. What gap does Eagleman explore in Chapter 3?

3. How can the brain see without eyes and what is one way this is possible?

4. What is one example Eagleman gives of how one reacts to something before the person is even aware of the situation?

5. How is one's conscious mind limited and how does this make the mind more difficult to understand?

6. What happens to a blind person who recovers his/her sight?

7. What is the point of the experiment that Eagleman suggests the reader try?

8. Why does Eagleman say it is not correct to change lanes by turning the wheel right and then straightening it out?

9. How does Eagleman offer an analogy of one's awareness to a newspaper headline?

10. How is our brain wired for performing complicated tasks and why?

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