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David H. M. Brooks
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the term that Antonio Damasio coins?
(a) Emotional Positioning System.
(b) Emotional Pulse Directive.
(c) Emotional Sensitivity Response.
(d) Emotional Acuity Index.

2. In Chapter 1, Antonio Damasio determines that - without emotion - people lead what type of lives?
(a) Foolish lives.
(b) Rational lives.
(c) Dull lives.
(d) Amoral lives.

3. What is the first thing Ms. Taylor tells Harold to do to prepare for his paper?
(a) Outline his paper.
(b) Consult a museum.
(c) Read five books.
(d) Make flash cards of ideas.

4. At the end of Chapter 5, what regular event is a constant trauma in Harold's life?
(a) Going to school on Monday.
(b) Taking a bath.
(c) His parents' doing out.
(d) Visiting friends' houses.

5. How many children do Brooks' wealthy socialites all have in Chapter 1?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) None.

6. In Chapter 3, what does Brooks show that neurons do when we are near someone we are bonded to socially?
(a) Charge at faster rates.
(b) Stay dormant.
(c) Pulse at regular intervals.
(d) Mirror the other person's neurons.

7. What subject does Ms. Taylor teach?
(a) Trigonometry.
(b) History.
(c) Anatomy.
(d) English.

8. What Greek term becomes the topic of Harold's paper in Chapter 6?
(a) Thumos.
(b) Anagnorisis.
(c) Hubris.
(d) Catharsis.

9. According to Brooks at the beginning of Chapter 1, what is never found in the homes of the upper-class group?
(a) A stand up shower.
(b) A television.
(c) Children.
(d) Food.

10. What do children lack at an early age?
(a) Imagination.
(b) Spatial reasoning.
(c) An inner voice.
(d) The ability to have REM sleep.

11. What sport does Brooks associate with the children of his establishment set in Chapter 1?
(a) Polo.
(b) Uneven bars.
(c) Lacrosse.
(d) Rugby.

12. Regarding our ability to process emotion and stimuli, to what does Brooks compare human beings?
(a) King's Cross.
(b) Grand Central Station.
(c) Laguardia.
(d) Heathrow.

13. What idea for a topic does Harold come up with his first night of writing?
(a) He narrows down his topics to two.
(b) He decides to focus on Odysseus.
(c) He decides to focus on the idea of honor.
(d) He comes up with no ideas.

14. In the introduction, Brooks says a study of the inner mind highlights the capacity of humanity to do what?
(a) Form bonds.
(b) Act irrationally.
(c) Procreate.
(d) Stive for greatness.

15. What is the story Julia tells Harold in Chapter 5 about?
(a) Her parents.
(b) A road trip.
(c) The day he was born.
(d) Her first day of school.

Short Answer Questions

1. What subject did John Bowlby focus on in addition to children?

2. How does Elliot lose his capacity to feel emotion in Chapter 1?

3. In Chapter 3, Julia calls Harold half cupid, half what?

4. According to Brooks at the beginning of Chapter 1, what large accessory do his social ascendants always have?

5. According to James LeDoux in Chapter 1, what is the relationship of the conscious mind to emotion?

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