The Brain and Learning Quiz - FamilyEducation

The Brain and Learning Quiz

How much of our brain capacity do we actually use? What does it mean to be "right-brain"? Some of these answers will surprise you!

Quiz

How much of our brain capacity do we actually use? What does it mean to be "right-brain"? Some of these answers will surprise you!

1. Imagine this: You and a friend are walking down a forest path, deep in conversation. You are fully focused on the topic of your conversation, not consciously thinking about the actions of walking. Then, all of a sudden, a rabid raccoon jumps onto the path right in front of you and begins running in your direction. What happens next?

  • You continue your conversation, glance at the racoon, and move to one side of the path to give the raccoon room to pass you.
  • You immediately stop talking, give a little scream, and jump out of the way of that rabid raccoon.
  • You continue talking and walking. What raccoon?

2. Brought to you by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

A friend asks whether you think you are right-brained or left-brained. How do you reply?

  • You tell your friend that you use 100 percent of our brain 100 percent of the time.
  • You tell your friend that because you're so good at math, you must be left-brained.
  • You tell your friend that because you're so sensitive, you must be right-brained.

3. Brought to you by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

You need to convince the couch potatoes you love that their brains will work better if they exercise regularly--at least 3 times a week, 20 minutes a day. Which of the statements below do you think will most inspire your potato to get off the couch?

  • Research shows that aerobic exercise will improve your short-term memory.
  • Research shows that exercise can reduce stress, and reducing stress boosts your brain power.
  • Research shows that exercise helps you respond more quickly to the unexpected.
  • All of the above.

4. Brought to you by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Consider this scenario: Your child's soccer coach greets you at the post office. He's out of uniform and you're not on the field. You raise your hand in mute greeting because you simply can't remember his name. It's embarrassing when we can't place the people who play roles in our lives. Why does this happen?

  • Like a computer, the brain can only hold so much information. Your brain simply didn't have room to store the coach's name.
  • You're just getting old and your brain is tired.
  • You saw the coach in a context your brain didn't recognize. The association you needed to name the coach was weak and your memory faltered because of it.

5. Brought to you by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Cross-cultural studies have shown that there are six emotions universally shared by all people. What are those emotions?

  • Joy (Pleasure), Fear, Surprise, Disgust, Anger, and Sadness
  • Confidence, Confusion, Anticipation, Frustration, Cynicism, and Optimism
  • Both of the Above

1. Imagine this: You and a friend are walking down a forest path, deep in conversation. You are fully focused on the topic of your conversation, not consciously thinking about the actions of walking. Then, all of a sudden, a rabid raccoon jumps onto the path right in front of you and begins running in your direction. What happens next?
You immediately stop talking, give a little scream, and jump out of the way of that rabid raccoon.

2. Brought to you by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

A friend asks whether you think you are right-brained or left-brained. How do you reply?
You tell your friend that you use 100 percent of our brain 100 percent of the time.

3. Brought to you by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

You need to convince the couch potatoes you love that their brains will work better if they exercise regularly--at least 3 times a week, 20 minutes a day. Which of the statements below do you think will most inspire your potato to get off the couch?
All of the above.

4. Brought to you by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Consider this scenario: Your child's soccer coach greets you at the post office. He's out of uniform and you're not on the field. You raise your hand in mute greeting because you simply can't remember his name. It's embarrassing when we can't place the people who play roles in our lives. Why does this happen?
You saw the coach in a context your brain didn't recognize. The association you needed to name the coach was weak and your memory faltered because of it.

5. Brought to you by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Cross-cultural studies have shown that there are six emotions universally shared by all people. What are those emotions?
Joy (Pleasure), Fear, Surprise, Disgust, Anger, and Sadness

60% Complete