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. Who is an Israeli physicist mentioned in this chapter?
(a) David Golems.
(b) Jonathon Fleishman.
(c) Abraham Disera.
(d) Moshe Feldenkrais.

2. How is the dominant hand theoretically controlled?
(a) Genes.
(b) They have no concrete evidence as to how it's determined.
(c) Use.
(d) The number of nerve endings in each hand.

3. What does Wilson say laboring in the kitchen takes?
(a) The ability to ignore heat.
(b) Strong emotional health.
(c) The ability to distinguish among subtle flavors.
(d) Strong physical stamina.

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

5. What is a consistent practice common to Feldenkrais and other methods of healing?
(a) Visualizing.
(b) The use of heat.
(c) The use of the hands.
(d) Using medicine.

6. What area of the brain do scientists believe is specialized for language?
(a) The cerebellum.
(b) The right brain hemisphere.
(c) The frontal lobe.
(d) The left brain hemisphere.

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

8. Who coins the term ChomTur?
(a) Michael Chyet.
(b) Frank Wilson.
(c) Frederick de Saussure.
(d) Noal Chomsky.

9. By what age do most young children begin to make sentences?
(a) 6 months.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 1.

10. Why don't the ground mammals at this time eat the fruit in the trees?
(a) They do eat the tree fruits.
(b) They are mostly carnivorous.
(c) They are too heavy to climb the tree.
(d) They have plenty on the ground without caring about climbing up above.

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

12. What does Jack Schaefer do?
(a) Builds homes.
(b) Operates a frame shop.
(c) Designs engines.
(d) Is a photographer.

13. What do some scientists say practicing a skill using one hand more frequently than the other does?
(a) Causes a chemical inbalance.
(b) Creates an unbalance in the brain.
(c) Creates a uneven situation that's difficult to correct.
(d) Makes them better at that skill with that hand.

14. What did ground mammals eat at this time?
(a) Mostly birds.
(b) Just small rodents.
(c) Mostly nuts and grass.
(d) Vegetarian matter or carnivores.

15. What does Wilson wonder about his daughter?
(a) If her fingers could move faster over the piano keyboard.
(b) If her stuttering was what leads to her abilities as a musician.
(c) If she can rock climb since she is an accomplished musician.
(d) How she makes her fingers move so fast over the piano keyboard?

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Reed Hearon?

2. What often dictates which hand is dominate?

3. How does Greenfield say she knows how a child will solve Greenfield's stick puzzle?

4. What rule does Greenfield propose?

5. What is another thing today's chef must have?

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