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This is Your Brain

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A few quiz questions from the book "This is Your Brain" by Dr. Sandra Aamodt and Dr. Sam Wang

A few quiz questions from the book "This is Your Brain" by Dr. Sandra Aamodt and Dr. Sam Wang

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    • 1. Welcome to Your Brain
    • 2. When are your last brain cells born? (a) Before birth (b) At age six (c) Between the ages of eighteen and twenty-three (d) In old age
    • 3. When are your last brain cells born? (a) Before birth (b) At age six (c) Between the ages of eighteen and twenty-three (d) In old age
    • 4. Men and women have inborn differences in : (a) spatial reasoning (b) strategies for navigation (c) ability to leave the toilet seat down (d) Both a and b (e) Both b and c
    • 5. Men and women have inborn differences in : (a) spatial reasoning (b) strategies for navigation (c) ability to leave the toilet seat down (d) Both a and b (e) Both b and c
    • 6. Which of the following is not likely to improve brain function in old age? (a) Eating fish with omega-3 fatty acids (b) Getting regular exercise (c) Drinking one or two glasses of red wine per day (d) Drinking a whole bottle of red wine per day
    • 7. Which of the following is not likely to improve brain function in old age? (a) Eating fish with omega-3 fatty acids (b) Getting regular exercise (c) Drinking one or two glasses of red wine per day (d) Drinking a whole bottle of red wine per day
    • 8. Your brain uses about as much energy as (a) a refrigerator light (b) a laptop computer (c) an idling car (d) a car moving down a freeway
    • 9. Your brain uses about as much energy as (a) a refrigerator light (b) a laptop computer (c) an idling car (d) a car moving down a freeway
    • 10. Which of the following activities is likely to improve performance in school? (a) Listening to classical music while you sleep (b) Listening to classical music while you study (c) Learning to play a musical instrument as a child (d) Taking breaks from studying to play video games (e) Both c and d
    • 11. Which of the following activities is likely to improve performance in school? (a) Listening to classical music while you sleep (b) Listening to classical music while you study (c) Learning to play a musical instrument as a child (d) Taking breaks from studying to play video games (e) Both c and d
    • 12. Which of the following activities before a test might help you to perform better? (a) Having a drink (b) Having a cigarette (c) Eating a candy bar (d) Telling yourself with great conviction that you are good at this test. (e) Both b & d
    • 13. Which of the following activities before a test might help you to perform better? (a) Having a drink (b) Having a cigarette (c) Eating a candy bar (d) Telling yourself with great conviction that you are good at this test. (e) Both b & d
    • 14. Which of the following is the hardest thing your brain does? (a) Doing long division (b) Looking at a photograph (c) Playing chess (d) Sleeping
    • 15. Which of the following is the hardest thing your brain does? (a) Doing long division (b) Looking at a photograph (c) Playing chess (d) Sleeping
    • 16. Your mother was improving your brain capacity when she told you which of the following things? (a) "Turn that music down" (b) "Go out and play" (c) "Practice your instrument" (d) All of the above
    • 17. Your mother was improving your brain capacity when she told you which of the following things? (a) "Turn that music down" (b) "Go out and play" (c) "Practice your instrument" (d) All of the above
    • 18. Memory starts to get worse in which decade of life? (a) Thirties (b) Forties (c) Fifties (d) Sixties
    • 19. Memory starts to get worse in which decade of life? (a) Thirties (b) Forties (c) Fifties (d) Sixties
    • 20. Which activities kill brain cells? (a) Drinking three bottles of beer in an evening (b) Smoking a joint (c) Dropping acid (d) All of the above (e) None of the above
    • 21. Which activities kill brain cells? (a) Drinking three bottles of beer in an evening (b) Smoking a joint (c) Dropping acid (d) All of the above (e) None of the above
    • 22. What percentage of your brain do you use? (a) 10% (b) 5% when you are sleeping, 20% when you are awake (c) 100% (d) Varies according to intelligence
    • 23. What percentage of your brain do you use? (a) 10% (b) 5% when you are sleeping, 20% when you are awake (c) 100% (d) Varies according to intelligence
    • 24. When Einstein's brain was compared with the average person’s, it (a) was larger (b) was indistinguishable in size (c) had more folds on the surface (d) had an extra part
    • 25. When Einstein's brain was compared with the average person’s, it (a) was larger (b) was indistinguishable in size (c) had more folds on the surface (d) had an extra part
    • 26. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/28644346/
    • 27. http://online.itp.ucsb.edu/plecture/wang/