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

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

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

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

5. What does right-handed knapping tend to do?
(a) Makes the knapper more proficient with both hands.
(b) Makes the knapper more create in how s/he makes the tool.
(c) Produce more flakes than left-handed knapping.
(d) Makes the left hand atrophy.

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

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

8. How does black magic differ from white magic regarding a patient's belief?
(a) Black magic does not exist.
(b) White depends on the patient's belief in the goodness of God.
(c) Black depends on the patient's belief in death.
(d) It does not differ.

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

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

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

12. To what does Kathleen Gibson attribute human intelligence?
(a) An insatiable curiosity to discover something new.
(b) The ability to interpret abstract ideas.
(c) Opposable thumbs.
(d) Dense brain tissue.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What level is the American Sign Language classified as?

2. What is one thing today's chef must have?

3. What can cause reduced bodily movement?

4. Who coins the term ChomTur?

5. How many Feldenkrais sessions does it take to effect a change in a woman with torsion dystonia?

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