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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. While staying in Syracuse, who gives Feynman good advice about figuring out a complicated theory?
(a) His brother.
(b) His mother.
(c) His father.
(d) His sister.

2. What is Feynman trying to achieve in the sensory deprivation tank?
(a) Total relaxation.
(b) Nirvana.
(c) Prove it to be a scam.
(d) Out-of-body experience.

3. What is the topic of the conference Feynman attends in New York to give a younger perspective on some position papers?
(a) The ethics of equality.
(b) The ethics of philiosophy.
(c) The science of ethical morality.
(d) The morality of science.

4. What does Feynman try to teach his friend Jirayr Zorthian?
(a) Physics.
(b) Math.
(c) Art history.
(d) Biology.

5. What almost causes Feynman to go back to Cornell after being at Caltech?
(a) Rent prices.
(b) Smog.
(c) A woman.
(d) Traffic.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Feynman get his term "cargo cult"?

2. Where does Feynman go to try the hot baths?

3. While visiting Caltech, where does Feynman drive every night?

4. What special ceremony did the students in Sweden have for the Nobel Prize winner?

5. In Feynman's opinion, the learning in Brazil relies too heavily on ______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Feynman help the cab driver figure out which university to take him to for the conference in North Carolina?

2. Who teaches Feynman to have "out of body" experience in the deprivation tank?

3. What stipulation does Feynman make before agreeing to lecture at a local city college?

4. How does Feynman immerse himself in Japanese culture while attending a conference in Japan?

5. Why is the experience of winning the Nobel Prize stressful to Feynman?

6. Why does Feynman decide to learn about Mayan mathematics?

7. What convinces Feynman that Japanese culture is more civilized than American culture?

8. Why is Feynman mistaken for a Native American performing a tribal ritual?

9. Although "The Seven Percent Solution" discusses physics in a technical way, what is the main point of the chapter?

10. Why does a group of rabbinical students consult Feynman on scientific matters?

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