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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the weight of the touch of a pianist's fingers on the keyboard?
(a) About eight ounces per square inch.
(b) About twelve ounces per square inch.
(c) Less than three ounces per square inch.
(d) About three pounds per square inch.
2. To what was the pre-human arm metaphorically compared?
(a) A construction crane and its operator.
(b) A fulcrum.
(c) A whooping crane and its beak.
(d) A block and tackle.
3. What is the ability to design and manufacture tools considered by Wilson?
(a) The way humans evolve.
(b) A problem-solving strategy.
(c) The way to take advantage of the hand's capabilities.
(d) The only way the brain can solve mechanical problems.
4. According to Charles Sherrington, what are sensors to the target object?
(a) The retina and fingertips.
(b) The fngertips and the palm.
(c) The palm and the nerves in the cerebral cortex.
(d) The retina and the palm.
5. What enables the human to weigh and relate facts to solve problems?
(a) The brain.
(b) The heart.
(c) The soul.
(d) The hands.
6. How does the brain teach itself in order to juggle?
(a) By learning how to trigger groups of muscles rather than individual muscles.
(b) By making the brain and hand work together.
(c) By requiring the juggler to repeat a motion over and over.
(d) By learning how to trigger individual muscles rather than groups of muscles.
7. Who is Robin Dunbar?
(a) A professor of anthropology.
(b) A professor of archeology.
(c) A professor of biology.
(d) A professor of genealogy.
8. What does the author say we are dependent upon that we rarely think about?
(a) Our appointment books.
(b) Our food.
(c) Our hands.
(d) Our interaction with others.
9. What is the purpose of the shoulder, arm and hand in being fully integrated?
(a) To act as a fulcrum.
(b) To work in tandem.
(c) To function simultaneously as one.
(d) To provide more leverage together.
10. What does Galen discover?
(a) Ligaments pull muscles in the same direction for pulling and in opposite directions for pushing
(b) Pairs of muscles are required to pull against each other for action.
(c) Pairs of muscles must pull in the same direction for action.
(d) Muscles cannot pull without ligaments acting in opposition.
11. What sport does David participate in during High School?
12. According to Charles Sherrington, what is a natural progression?
(a) The learning of focus.
(b) The learning of motor skills.
(c) Juggling with increasing number of objects.
(d) Using intent.
13. Up until a certain point, what separated the human hand from that of the ape's hand?
(a) The size.
(b) The number of digits.
(c) The texture.
(d) The thumb.
14. What is paleoanthropology?
(a) The study of human civilizations.
(b) The study of matriarchal civilizations.
(c) The study of evolution of animals.
(d) The study of ancient, human origins.
15. What does the author say comes to life even before you rise out of bed in the morning?
(a) Your brain.
(b) Hands and arms.
(c) Your dog.
(d) Your digestive juices.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the hand's optimal position over the keyboard?
2. What does the hand "think" about as it helps you get ready for the day?
3. From what does the word neuron derive its meaning?
4. What supports the conscious dimension of action?
5. What does the author attempt to do that is not a well-orchestrated pattern of learning from simple to more complex?
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