The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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. According to Brooks at the beginning of Chapter 1, what large accessory do his social ascendants always have?
(a) A huge unvarnished dining table.
(b) A huge pool.
(c) A huge television.
(d) A huge dog.

2. By the end of Chapter 6, Ms. Taylor has taught Harold to do what?
(a) Learn.
(b) Read.
(c) Let go.
(d) Experience life.

3. What book about Classical culture does Ms. Taylor give to Harold in Chapter 6?
(a) I, Claudius.
(b) The Greek Way.
(c) Meditations.
(d) Memoirs of Hadrian.

4. What unnerving assignment does Ms. Taylor give Harold in Chapter 6?
(a) Keep a journal.
(b) Show is reasearch to his parents.
(c) Attend a play.
(d) Call her each night.

5. What subject did John Bowlby focus on in addition to children?
(a) Educators.
(b) Mothers.
(c) Climate.
(d) Economic conditions.

6. Which of the following ridiculous items is listed in the homework requirements in Chapter 5?
(a) A brick from the Great Wall.
(b) A sloth's toenail.
(c) Half an Ambien.
(d) Algea.

7. What does Ms. Taylor want to match each student to?
(a) A perfect song.
(b) A lover.
(c) A book.
(d) A life goal.

8. In Chapter 5, Brooks states that there is little connection between a child's ability to complete homework and what?
(a) His behavioral patterns.
(b) His IQ.
(c) His earning potential.
(d) His success on tests.

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) Children.
(c) A television.
(d) Food.

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

11. How does Brooks describe Harold's intelligence in Chapter 6?
(a) Enigmatic.
(b) Deficient.
(c) Average.
(d) Excellent.

12. According to Brooks in the Introduction what do Harold and Erica inherit?
(a) Their intellects.
(b) Their self-images.
(c) Their capacity to love.
(d) Their politics.

13. What does Ms. Taylor understand that teenagers are not?
(a) Fighters.
(b) Erratic creatures.
(c) Robots.
(d) Empty vessels.

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

15. How many characters does Brooks say he will focus on in "The Social Animal"?
(a) Hundreds.
(b) One.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

Short Answer Questions

1. What essential activity do Rob and Julie disagree on in Chapter 2?

2. In Chapter 4, Harold illustrates his ability to abstract by saying he is what?

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

4. In the beginning of Chapter 5, to what does Brooks compare Harold's writing on his worksheet?

5. According to Brooks in Chapter 4, early childhood is when Harold does what fastest?

(see the answer keys)

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