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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Regeneration of nerve cells.
(d) Small jolts of electricity to muscles.

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

4. What did the fruits and flowers provide?
(a) Nectar.
(b) Shade.
(c) Ground food.
(d) Treetop food.

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

6. What is another thing today's chef must have?
(a) The heart of a lion.
(b) The curiosity of a cat.
(c) The joy of a newborn baby.
(d) The aesthetics of a poet.

7. What provides visuomotor perception for a doctor?
(a) The use of MRI and Cat scans.
(b) The use of hands and sight.
(c) The use of mirrors and microscopes.
(d) The use of intuition.

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

9. How many levels does the continuum of communicative movements have?
(a) 4.
(b) 6.
(c) 3.
(d) 1.

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

11. What does the beginning of this chapter say the hand been used throughout its long history?
(a) To create art.
(b) For both social interaction and attention.
(c) As a means of conquering.
(d) Only as a tool.

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

13. How does Broca identify an area in the brain that controls speech?
(a) By small electrical charges administered to different areas of the brain.
(b) By examining an MRI in a person who has never been able to speak.
(c) By a drug that changes the speech area of the brain.
(d) By examining the brain of a stroke patient who is left speechless.

14. What type of intelligence does Patricia Greenfield study?
(a) Physiological intelligence.
(b) Patricia Greenfield studies human intelligence as it unfolds in adult behavior over twenty year.s
(c) Coordination intelligence.
(d) Patricia Greenfield studies human intelligence as it unfolds in child behavior twenty years earlier.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Chomsky, how many brain tasks are required for speaking language?

2. Who must suspend their disbelief?

3. How does black magic differ from white magic regarding a patient's belief?

4. What is a second language requirement?

5. Who calls the hidden structure of words "innate syntax"?

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