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. What is a second language requirement?
(a) The ability to form the tongue into vowel shapes.
(b) The ability of the brain to understand the connection between concrete objects and their abstract names.
(c) The ability to hear.
(d) The ability to put words together in a chain or cluster.

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

3. 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.

4. What does "prestidigitation" mean?
(a) Prehensile thumbs.
(b) Quick fingers.
(c) Long fingers.
(d) Digital manipulation.

5. By what age do children become improvisers who behave with intelligence?
(a) 11.
(b) 8.
(c) 5.
(d) 3.

6. To what is Franz Liszt compared?
(a) Rodin.
(b) Darwin's theory of survival of the fittest.
(c) Mozart's ability to create music at a very early age.
(d) Michelangelo.

7. To what is primate grooming connected?
(a) Learning ways to use the hands.
(b) Hands-on therapy.
(c) Learning dexterity.
(d) Human grooming.

8. How many Feldenkrais sessions does it take to effect a change in a woman with torsion dystonia?
(a) 12.
(b) 3.
(c) 1.
(d) 9.

9. What do great pianists no precede?
(a) The invention of the piano.
(b) Human language.
(c) Music.
(d) Art.

10. What develops early in the brain of a child?
(a) The ability to distinguish tones.
(b) Complex speech patterns.
(c) Musical talent or heuristic.
(d) Rhythm.

11. Why does Calvin think the female ape cradles her baby in its left arm?
(a) He has no idea.
(b) So the baby can hear the mother's heartbeat.
(c) It tends to be the longer arm.
(d) It tends to be the stronger arm.

12. What distinguishes a proficient surgeon from a mediocre one?
(a) Analysis and perceptual organization.
(b) Where one trains.
(c) I. Q
(d) Manual dexterity.

13. Who must suspend their disbelief?
(a) The Shamen.
(b) The patient.
(c) No one.
(d) The doctor.

14. What is one level of communicative movement?
(a) Iconic eye movements.
(b) Iconic hand gestures.
(c) Sitting in a lotus position.
(d) Lying in a fetal position.

15. Why does the high school language teacher quit teaching?
(a) She decides to go back to school.
(b) She decides to go into the military.
(c) Her left side becomes paralyzed.
(d) She wants to be a stay-at-home mom.

Short Answer Questions

1. For how long has the brain been preadapted for speech?

2. What is an example of a secondary heuristic?

3. What does Wilson say is not genetic?

4. How many levels does the continuum of communicative movements have?

5. What does the Israeli physicist discover?

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