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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. What culture does this actor slander?
(a) Jewish.
(b) Arab.
(c) Chinese.
(d) Mexican.

2. What does Eagleman say the majority of criminals are?
(a) Female.
(b) Unbalanced in their psychological state.
(c) Helpless victims of their brain chemistry.
(d) Male.

3. What did others say about the incident?
(a) They believed the actor was under duress and did not mean it.
(b) They said there is no way to know whether the actor believes one way or the other.
(c) They believed the police officer misrepresented the incident.
(d) They dismissed it as the rantings of a drunken man, which is a common thing.

4. How old was Charles Whitman when he died?
(a) 21.
(b) 44.
(c) 25.
(d) 15.

5. Why does Eagleman think people find the second puzzle easier to solve?
(a) They were told the first puzzle was easier.
(b) Most people more easily process information framed it in a social context.
(c) They were told the second puzzle was easier.
(d) They had practice with the first puzzle and it was in their unconscious.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Eagleton think many sub-routines of our mind are doing?

2. What assumption is at the core of the American legal system?

3. Who obtained a record of the arresting incident?

4. What did some commentators say about the incident with the actor?

5. What can insects do that human beings cannot do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Eagleman say about the abilities of a bloodhound?

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

5. Does Eagleman think genetics or upbringing has more to bear on one's actions and does he think it is an important question?

6. What does Chapter 4 explore?

7. How does Eagleman compare the conscious mind to our senses?

8. What does a team of rivals have to do with the brain?

9. How does Eagleman see many of the small sub-routines of the mind and what example does he give?

10. What comparison of thought to wavelengths does Eagleman make?

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