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

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

2. What essential activity do Rob and Julie disagree on in Chapter 2?
(a) Hanging toilet paper.
(b) Driving habits.
(c) Setting the table.
(d) Which newspaper to read.

3. In Chapter 1, what does Antonio Damasio have difficulty doing with Elliot?
(a) Completing math problems.
(b) Holding his attention.
(c) Planning sessions in advance.
(d) Playing memory games.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Brooks in his introduction, what is different about his book compared to the other social science books published in recent years?

2. What separates us from animals, according to Brooks in the introduction?

3. Which of the following is not a photo that Antonio Damasio shows Elliot to elicit an emotional reaction?

4. What is Ms. Taylor's tactic for making children learn?

5. In the introduction, Brooks states that Harold and Erica have what type of skills?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Ms. Taylor.

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

3. What is Harold's goal from conception on?

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

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

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

7. How does Ms. Taylor shape Harold's interest in the classical world?

8. What does Damasio determine about living without emotion in Chapter 1?

9. Describe young Harold's relationship with falling things.

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

(see the answer keys)

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