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

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

3. How many years ago did changes in global climate initiate an ecosystem of fruits and flowers?
(a) 65 million.
(b) 50 thousand.
(c) 10 million.
(d) 1.5 million.

4. What do Haeckel, Reynolds and Dunbar confirm?
(a) Aspects of the evolutionary process perceived in Greenfield's theory.
(b) Children become improvisers before they can even talk.
(c) Apes and children have a very different evolutionary process from about six months on.
(d) Children become problem solvers even before they can talk.

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

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

7. 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 too heavy to climb the tree.
(c) They have plenty on the ground without caring about climbing up above.
(d) They are mostly carnivorous.

8. With whom does the University of New Mexico perform a study about communicative movements?
(a) Gallaudet University.
(b) Stanford University.
(c) Harvard.
(d) UCLA.

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

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

11. 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.

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

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

14. What does the Israeli physicist desire to do rather than increasing muscle strength in a paralyzed person?
(a) Increase muscle flexibility.
(b) Return message flow from the brain as it was before paralysis.
(c) Increase pain tolerance levels.
(d) Decrease messag flow to the brain so as not to overwhelm.

15. 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) White depends on the patient's belief in the goodness of God.
(d) Black depends on the patient's belief in death.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Israeli physicist discover?

2. How does Broca identify an area in the brain that controls speech?

3. What does the Israeli physicist perceive as a sophisticated controller of movement?

4. What does Wilson say is not genetic?

5. What distinguishes a proficient surgeon from a mediocre one?

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