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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. Where does the incident take place that Eagleman describe from 1966?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) Austin.
(c) Orlando.
(d) Dallas.

2. What does the logic puzzle that Eagleman challenges readers with involve?
(a) Light and dark shapes.
(b) Shapes and numbers.
(c) Colors and numbers.
(d) Colors and shapes.

3. At what do babies tend to look?
(a) Faces.
(b) The heart are where the sound of the heart beat is.
(c) Their own hands.
(d) Hands.

4. What is the orbitofrontal cortex?
(a) The area of the brain that determines right or left handedness.
(b) The area of the brain affected by Alex's tumor.
(c) The area of the brain where the spinal column meets the brain tissue.
(d) The area of the brain that often determines psychosis.

5. What is exceptional about the creature mentioned in question 89?
(a) They can sense a whole range of odors that human beings cannot sense.
(b) They can smell an odor on the air even after several days.
(c) They can smell the fleas on them.
(d) They can smell odors after weeks have passed.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Charles Whitman when he died?

2. What does the nature of the debate about the drunken actor illustrate according to Eagleman?

3. What is hard wired into our brains?

4. Which actor does Eagleman discuss at the opening of this chapter?

5. What does Eagleman say a man named Alex started demonstrating?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Eagleman suggest about our culpability in our actions, particularly males?

2. Who is Charles Whitman and what did he do and what may have contributed to his actions?

3. Explain the physical division in the brain and what can happen if the two hemispheres are severed.

4. How does Eagleman use an example of early robotics to illustrate how the mind may be divided?

5. How does Eagleman interpret the incident?

6. What does Eagleman say about our ability to perceive light versus that of insects?

7. What does Eagleman say is hard wired into our brains?

8. What does Eagleman write about Kenneth Parks?

9. What example does Eagleman cite to demonstrate the difference between the rational and emotional mind?

10. How does a rat react to conflicting choices?

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