The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For how long has the brain been preadapted for speech?
(a) For about 25,000 years.
(b) Over 100,000 years.
(c) More than a million years.
(d) For about 10,000 years.

2. What often dictates which hand is dominate?
(a) Social pressures.
(b) The larger of the two hands tends to be dominent.
(c) The baby deciding to use one or the other more often.
(d) The smaller of the two hands tends to be dominent.

3. What does Peter Reynolds spend years doing in New Guinea?
(a) Observing young baboons.
(b) Observing gorillas.
(c) Observing chimpanzees.
(d) Studying the ancient artifacts of the extinct culture.

4. What is BachTur?
(a) The way music enables speech.
(b) The musical equivalent of ChomTur.
(c) There is no such term.
(d) The way music stimulates the parts of the brain the deal with language.

5. How does black magic differ from white magic regarding a patient's belief?
(a) Black magic does not exist.
(b) It does not differ.
(c) Black depends on the patient's belief in death.
(d) White depends on the patient's belief in the goodness of God.

6. Upon what does the success of a healing practitioner depend?
(a) The availability of the right drugs.
(b) The availability of a good medical facility.
(c) The patients' belief in the practitioner.
(d) The extent of the illness.

7. What is Jack restoring?
(a) A 1949 Mercury.
(b) A 1944 Dodge.
(c) A 1956 Chevy.
(d) A 1954 Dodge.

8. What is ChomTur?
(a) The term for specialized control mechanisms of language.
(b) A rubric for studying speech patterns.
(c) A term for specialized control mechanisms of thought.
(d) A rubric for studying brain wave patterns.

9. Who is Anat?
(a) A neurosurgeon.
(b) A physical therapist.
(c) A physics professor.
(d) A Feldenkrais practitioner.

10. What does Reynolds do in Australia?
(a) Study the koala.
(b) Study the kangeroo.
(c) Observe how the aborigines interact with the white people.
(d) Study the aborigines.

11. What skills does Wilson say today's warriors learn?
(a) Fishing and hunting.
(b) Hunting and gathering.
(c) Those needed to wield skillets, pots and pans after chopping and slicing in kitchens.
(d) Hunting.

12. What is sometimes attributed to intelligence or gender?
(a) Coordination.
(b) Which hand one uses as the dominent hand.
(c) The uses to which one puts the hand.
(d) Good penmanship.

13. How does Greenfield say she knows how a child will solve Greenfield's stick puzzle?
(a) By knowing the child's age.
(b) By observing which thumb is larger.
(c) By knowing if the child can read.
(d) By observing which foot the child starts out on when walking.

14. Who calls the hidden structure of words "innate syntax"?
(a) Arthur Abramson.
(b) Chomsky.
(c) Frederick de Saussure.
(d) Andrew Carnie.

15. What level is the American Sign Language classified as?
(a) The fourth level.
(b) The sixth level.
(c) It is not considered.
(d) The first level.

Short Answer Questions

1. What provides visuomotor perception for a doctor?

2. With whom does the University of New Mexico perform a study about communicative movements?

3. How do physicians get patients to take their medicines and follow instructions?

4. Who must suspend their disbelief?

5. What type of intelligence does Patricia Greenfield study?

(see the answer keys)

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