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. In Chapter 5, Brooks states that Harold left to his own devices does not seem what?
(a) Happy.
(b) Self-conscious.
(c) Bored.
(d) Encumbered.

2. What is laughter's major purpose, according to Brooks?
(a) Disarming foes.
(b) Showing respect.
(c) Forming bonds.
(d) Communicating directions.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 1, what does Julie insist on keeping on during sex?

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

3. What famous intellect does Brooks mention at the end of his introduction?

4. What is the story Julia tells Harold in Chapter 5 about?

5. After Rob and Luis get married in Chapter 1, what task does Rob always insist on handling?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Ms. Taylor guide Harold's reading in Chapter 6?

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

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

5. How does Brooks use the meeting of Julia and Rob to illustrate the surprise of similarities?

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

7. How does Ms. Taylor permanently affect Harold's life?

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

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

10. What are mirror neurons?

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