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

2. As he grows in Chapter 4, Harold develops the ability to always quote an appropriate what?
(a) Political quote.
(b) Bedtime story.
(c) Grocery price.
(d) Music lyric.

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

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

5. What does Brooks say both Julia and Rob worry about doing when they meet?
(a) Coming off as cocky.
(b) Coming off as desperate.
(c) Coming off as dumb.
(d) Coming off as aloof.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 5, Brooks states that Harold left to his own devices does not seem what?

2. According to Brooks in Chapter 1, everyone likes to believe that he/she is what?

3. What is the first thing Ms. Taylor tells Harold to do to prepare for his paper?

4. In Chapter 1, what does Antonio Damasio have difficulty doing with Elliot?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Brooks' book different from other social studies?

2. Who is Elliot, and how did he become involved with Antonio Damasio?

3. What great skill does Harold have in high school?

4. What wisdom about teaching teenagers does Ms. Taylor possess?

5. According to Brooks, what separates us from other animals?

6. According to Brooks in the introduction, why are Harold and Erica so successful?

7. Why does Timothy Wilson think that the unconscious mind does the majority of the work in thinking?

8. How did Julia and Rob find marriage in the early years?

9. What is Brooks' stated political reason for writing "The Social Animal"?

10. What did John Bowlby's research reveal about childhood?

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