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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. 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.

2. How much more likely are people to laugh with others than by themselves?
(a) Twelve times.
(b) Thirty times.
(c) Fifty times.
(d) Five times.

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

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

5. How does Elliot lose his capacity to feel emotion in Chapter 1?
(a) He has an aneurysm.
(b) He has a brain tumor.
(c) He is in a car accident.
(d) He suffers a stroke.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose method does Brooks acknowledge he is borrowing in the introduction?

2. According to Timothy Wilson of the University of Virginia, how many pieces of information can the unconscious mind take in?

3. In Chapter 5, Brooks states that there is little connection between a child's ability to complete homework and what?

4. What did John Bowlby determine was key to a child's development?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Harold's tiger statement in Chapter 4 illustrate a complex human process?

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

6. What trauma does Harold experience at the end of Chapter 5?

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

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

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

10. What is the Composure Class?

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