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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 studies does Eagleman look at in this chapter?
(a) Studies about how one distinguishes one taste from another.
(b) Studies about how the brain processes input.
(c) Studies that look at what people seem to find attractive in others.
(d) Studies about how one distinguishes one smell from another.
2. What were men first shown briefly?
(a) Pictures of cars.
(b) Abstract figures.
(c) Pictures of women.
(d) Colors lined up in various orders.
3. What does Eagleman say is difficult?
(a) Knowing that we have very little true free will.
(b) Believing that our unconscious is so aware.
(c) Understanding and accepting that much of our minds is inaccessible to our conscious selves.
(d) Believing that our unconscious is so unaware.
4. What problem does Eagleman describe in illustrating how the mind may be divided?
(a) When developing the polygraph, how to distinguish between saying one thing and expressing something different with body language.
(b) Counting recurring numbers without missing one.
(c) An early problem in the development of artificial intelligence.
(d) The problem of longitude.
5. What did some commentators say about the incident with the actor?
(a) That the man is truly anti-Semitic and it was revealed when he was drunk.
(b) That the man is truly anti-Asian and it was revealed when he was drunk.
(c) That the man is truly anti-Black and it was revealed when he was drunk.
(d) That the man is truly anti-Hispanic and it was revealed when he was drunk.
Short Answer Questions
1. What can insects do that human beings cannot do?
2. What does Chapter 4 explore?
3. What do we perceive about the limits of our conscious knowledge?
4. To what do human beings seem to be predisposed without prior learning?
5. What was one routine in charge of?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does a rat react to conflicting choices?
2. Does Eagleman think genetics or upbringing has more to bear on one's actions and does he think it is an important question?
3. What does Chapter 4 explore?
4. What does a team of rivals have to do with the brain?
5. What incident does Eagleman discuss concerning Mel Gibson?
6. What does Eagleman say about the abilities of a bloodhound?
7. What does Eagleman have readers consider about Whitman?
8. How does Eagleman use an example of early robotics to illustrate how the mind may be divided?
9. What does Eagleman say about our ability to perceive light versus that of insects?
10. How does Eagleman see many of the small sub-routines of the mind and what example does he give?
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