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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does the Israeli physicist perceive as a sophisticated controller of movement?
(a) The brain.
(b) Amino acids.
(c) Electricity.
(d) The heart.

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

9. What does Wilson say is not genetic?
(a) The ability to hear tone.
(b) The ability to learn languages.
(c) The ability to sing.
(d) Musical talent.

10. What must the magician do for success?
(a) Create an illusion.
(b) Create disillusionment.
(c) Create confidence.
(d) Create trust.

11. What is a "laterality quotient"?
(a) A spectrum of handedness.
(b) A way to decide if one hand will perform a task or the other.
(c) A spectrum of use.
(d) A quotient the brain evolves to determine dominance.

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

13. What can can restore feeling to one who has lost a sense of connection with their body and enable movement again?
(a) The awareness of the effect of the brain on controlling movement.
(b) Visualization.
(c) Small jolts of electricity to muscles.
(d) Regeneration of nerve cells.

14. What can cause reduced bodily movement?
(a) Lack of nutrition.
(b) A lack of attention, ignorance, or laziness.
(c) Too much unfocused attention.
(d) Too much exercise.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is an example of a secondary heuristic?

2. What does Wilson say is an emotional experience?

3. By what age do children become improvisers who behave with intelligence?

4. To what does Kathleen Gibson attribute human intelligence?

5. Upon what did early medicine rely for healing?

(see the answer keys)

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