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Frank R. Wilson
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the critical significance of the paddle in Duchenne's model?
(a) It allows for greater rotation.
(b) It leaves one muscle group balanced.
(c) It sends simultaneous signals that result in the interplay of movement.
(d) It leaves one muscle group unbalanced.

2. What is one term related to the scale of movement required by two hands acting in partnership?
(a) Iconometric.
(b) Macrometric.
(c) Macromedian.
(d) Melometric.

3. What is one thing that shoulder and forearm development enabled?
(a) The ability to catch objects.
(b) The ability to hunt.
(c) The ability to carve.
(d) The ability to throw objects.

4. To what was the pre-human arm metaphorically compared?
(a) A whooping crane and its beak.
(b) A fulcrum.
(c) A block and tackle.
(d) A construction crane and its operator.

5. What does Duchenne figure out how to demonstrate?
(a) The way a muscle contracts in order to push.
(b) The way a muscle expands in order to pull.
(c) The physiology of movement.
(d) The way an electrical charge stops movement.

6. What is the strength of a climber's grip on a rock face?
(a) Up to 80 pounds per square inch.
(b) Ups to 120 pound per square inch.
(c) There is no way to calculate that figure.
(d) Up to 50 pounds per square inch.

7. From where does Sherrington discover signals originate to cause movement?
(a) The brain.
(b) The spinal cord.
(c) The blood.
(d) The muscle itself.

8. What is one thing that demonstrates the integration of movement in the shoulder, arm and hand?
(a) The clenching of the fist.
(b) The rotation of the palm
(c) The unfolding of the fingers.
(d) The rotation of the arm.

9. What is the hand's optimal position over the keyboard?
(a) A gentle curve.
(b) With the palm slightly convex.
(c) With the fingers fairly rigid.
(d) With the fingers spread as far as possible.

10. What is the other main reason the author writes this book on the hand?
(a) His work as a neurologist.
(b) His work as a painter.
(c) His work as a orthopedic doctor.
(d) His work as an art teacher.

11. What helps maintain a skill that is learned?
(a) The memory portion of the brain.
(b) Nothing; once it's learned it is always available.
(c) Practice.
(d) Visualizing the skill daily.

12. What sport does David participate in during High School?
(a) Basketball.
(b) Tennis.
(c) Wrestling.
(d) Soccer.

13. What is the weight of the touch of a pianist's fingers on the keyboard?
(a) About twelve ounces per square inch.
(b) Less than three ounces per square inch.
(c) About eight ounces per square inch.
(d) About three pounds per square inch.

14. How many key strokes per second can a pianist reach?
(a) 8.
(b) 3.
(c) 12.
(d) 20.

15. How many features of the human hand does Mary Marzke identify?
(a) 3.
(b) 8.
(c) 2.
(d) 12.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does John Napier identify the terms "power grip" and "precision grip"?

2. What does Galvani discover about electrical forces?

3. According to Wilson, what did the expansion of territory by hominids require?

4. Who says that the hand and brain both speak to each other?

5. What does the hand "think" about as it helps you get ready for the day?

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