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The prefrontal cortex of the brain, which controls executive function (planning, prioritizing, and evaluating future consequences)

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QUESTION 1

  1. The prefrontal cortex of the brain, which controls executive function (planning, prioritizing, and evaluating future consequences), is fully developed by age 18.

    True

    False

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QUESTION 2

  1. Acceptance of mistakes is a major ingredient to building _________.
    balance
    creativity
    critical thinking
    practicality

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QUESTION 3

  1. Developing practical thinking skills often involves​________.
    using common sense
    mixing collaboration with private time
    evaluating whether examples support ideas
    learning from experience and building emotional intelligence

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QUESTION 4

  1. Practical thinking refers to how you adapt to your environment, or shape your environment to adapt to you, to pursue important goals.

    True

    False

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QUESTION 5

  1. The five ingredients of creativity are time alone, curiosity and exploration, risk taking and hard work, acceptance of mistakes, and:
    motivation.
    a belief that you have a fixed amount of creativity.
    a belief that you can develop creativity.
    intelligence.

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QUESTION 6

  1. Asking a lot of questions shows that you lack thinking skill.

    True

    False

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QUESTION 7

  1. Which sequence of events illustrates the most helpful problem-solving plan?
    Clearly state the problem, get advice from a friend or teacher, and act on the best suggestion
    Clearly state the problem, analyze its cause and effects, brainstorm possible solutions, evaluate the pros and cons of each potential choice, pick anoption, try it out, and evaluate its success
    Think of a solution, execute it, and evaluate the positive and negative effects. If it doesn’t work, try another solution
    Recall a time when someone you know had a similar​ problem, find out what they​ did, evaluate the pros and​ cons, and then evaluate your options

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QUESTION 8

  1. Asking questions is important because it
    gets your creative thinking going.
    defines tasks, expresses problems, and makes thinking happen.
    helps you speed up your thinking.
    forces others to listen to you more effectively.

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QUESTION 9

  1. When making a decision, avoid looking at the potential long-term effects, both positive and negative, of your different options.

    True

    False

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QUESTION 10

  1. What strategy is part of examining and evaluating information?
    Looking for themes
    Deciding if sources are relevant
    Separating the ideas
    Seeing if examples support ideas effectively

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QUESTION 11

  1. Mixing _______ with ________ improves creativity.

    Choose the 2 best answers.

    fact
    private time
    opinion
    balance
    collaboration

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QUESTION 12

  1. “Studies indicate that attaining a higher education degree improves job prospects.” What is this statement?
    creative analysis
    assumption
    opinion
    fact

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QUESTION 13

  1. You have a choice between two summer jobs. Job #1 offers experience in your major but pays a lower wage. Job #2 pays more money but is not directly related to your field of study. What should be the first step to take as you make this decision?
    Consider how much money you need to earn during the summer and the value job​ #1 would have in helping you make a career choice
    Discuss with a friend in your major the pros and cons of taking one job versus the other
    Continue applying for other jobs so​ you’ll have more options to choose from before you have to decide
    Calculate the cost of any luxury purchases you plan to make over the summer to determine if you can afford to take job​ #1

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QUESTION 14

  1. Gathering information requires a careful analysis of all the following EXCEPT:
    the ability to shift perspectives.
    the amount of information you need.
    the amount of time to spend locating the information.
    the relevancy of the information.

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QUESTION 15

  1. A person who goes to unfamiliar places, seeks new experiences, and looks to meet new people is:
    highly intrapersonal.
    evaluating evidence and making decisions.
    working to improve problem solving skills.
    developing creativity by leaving the comfort zone.

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