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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 one feature of the human hand that Marzke identifies?
(a) Larger knuckles.
(b) Greater flexibility.
(c) Greater range.
(d) Longer thumb.

2. Who is David who is mentioned in this chapter?
(a) Wilson's brother.
(b) Wilson's cousin.
(c) Wilson's boyhood friend.
(d) An anonymous rock climber.

3. How many muscles that are attached to the thumb enable it to do its work?
(a) Four.
(b) Eight or nine.
(c) About six.
(d) Twelve or thirteen.

4. According to Wilson, how many problem-solving strategies are there that stand out above all others?
(a) 2.
(b) 0.
(c) 3.
(d) 4.

5. Until recently, how have anthropologists perceived ape and human hands?
(a) As structurally equivalent.
(b) As functionally equivalent.
(c) As structurally radically different.
(d) As functionally very different.

6. What is the purpose of the shoulder, arm and hand in being fully integrated?
(a) To function simultaneously as one.
(b) To act as a fulcrum.
(c) To provide more leverage together.
(d) To work in tandem.

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

8. 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 throw objects.
(d) The ability to carve.

9. Why is now known to be important that originally was not thought to be so during early studies?
(a) The thumb.
(b) Flexibility.
(c) Strength.
(d) Length of digits.

10. According to Charles Sherrington, what are sensors to the target object?
(a) The palm and the nerves in the cerebral cortex.
(b) The retina and the palm.
(c) The retina and fingertips.
(d) The fngertips and the palm.

11. How is the arm different from the leg in how it's attached to the body?
(a) The arm is attached by muscle rather than bone.
(b) The arm is attached in several places; whereas, the leg is attached in only one place.
(c) The arm is suspended away from the body; whereas the leg is anchored to the body..
(d) The arm swings 180 degrees; whereas, the leg swings only 90 degrees.

12. Why was Serge Percelly told he had the eye for tennis?
(a) He could see where the ball was going and meet it there.
(b) His retina had more nerves endings than average.
(c) His forearms were unusually well developed.
(d) His hand-eye coordination was above average.

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

14. On the other hand, why might juggling have a use?
(a) It can give you aerobic exercise if you do it vigorously.
(b) It can earn money on the street corner.
(c) It involves the complementary processes of throwing and catching.
(d) The balls can be thrown at a robber.

15. How many fingers does George saw off his right hand by accident?
(a) 4.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one very important problem-solving strategy?

2. How does David compensate for his lack of strength?

3. What does Duchenne figure out how to demonstrate?

4. How long can a grip on a rock last for a climber?

5. What is the juggling riddle?

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