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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is Jack restoring?
(a) A 1944 Dodge.
(b) A 1949 Mercury.
(c) A 1956 Chevy.
(d) A 1954 Dodge.

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

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

5. What is sometimes attributed to intelligence or gender?
(a) Which hand one uses as the dominent hand.
(b) The uses to which one puts the hand.
(c) Coordination.
(d) Good penmanship.

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

7. What do some people claim is not biologically relevant?
(a) Music.
(b) Art.
(c) Language.
(d) Sex.

8. What does William Calvin claim about female apes?
(a) They are the main hunters.
(b) They are often grouped by age.
(c) They nurture less than the males.
(d) They fight more than the males.

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

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

11. According to Chomsky, how many brain tasks are required for speaking language?
(a) 5.
(b) 1.
(c) 4.
(d) 2.

12. What often dictates which hand is dominate?
(a) The larger of the two hands tends to be dominent.
(b) Social pressures.
(c) The smaller of the two hands tends to be dominent.
(d) The baby deciding to use one or the other more often.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What develops early in the brain of a child?

2. What helps the high school teacher?

3. What is a "laterality quotient"?

4. What is ChomTur?

5. What is one level of communicative movement?

(see the answer keys)

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