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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the nature of the debate about the drunken actor illustrate according to Eagleman?
2. What were men first shown briefly?
3. What does the logic puzzle that Eagleman challenges readers with involve?
4. What assumption does Eagleman dismiss?
5. What does Eagleman say we cannot think?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Eagleman say about our ability to perceive light versus that of insects?
2. Who is Charles Whitman and what did he do and what may have contributed to his actions?
3. What does Eagleman say is hard wired into our brains?
4. What does Eagleman have readers consider about Whitman?
5. How does Eagleman see many of the small sub-routines of the mind and what example does he give?
6. Explain the study that was performed on how men rate a woman's attractiveness.
7. How does Eagleman compare the conscious mind to our senses?
8. What does Eagleman say about the abilities of a bloodhound?
9. What comparison of thought to wavelengths does Eagleman make?
10. Explain the physical division in the brain and what can happen if the two hemispheres are severed.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think Incognito is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
Essay Topic 2
Eagleman gives the reader an overview of his ideas about success in Incognito. Discuss one of the following:
1. Discuss Eagleman's opinions of three topics he discussed in relation to the brain. Do you agree or disagree with him? Why? Use examples from Incognito to support your answer.
2. Compare and contrast Eagleman's opinions from Incognito with what you might imagine Eagleman's opinion might be had he lived 100 years ago. How do you think his opinions would change? Would they remain the same? Explain fully. Use examples from Incognito to support your answer.
3. Discuss how you think Eagleman's view on several topics from this essay informs his life as a researcher. Use examples from Incognito to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Wilson has cited a number of people in this book. Discuss he following:
1. Choose three people whom Eagleman mentions positively and give a brief idea of his opinions about those three people (or stereotypes). Use examples from Incognito to support your answer.
2. Choose three people whom Eagleman mentions negatively and give a brief idea of his opinions about those three people (or stereotypes). Use examples from Incognito to support your answer.
3. Judging what Eagleman says about different people in his text, how would you characterize him as a friend? As a colleague? Use examples from Incognito to support your answer.
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