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

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

3. What is an example of a secondary heuristic?
(a) Human language.
(b) Using one thing such as fingers to perform something that it normally would not do.
(c) A primary heuristic that is used in a non-primary way.
(d) Psychic abilities.

4. 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) Makes them better at that skill with that hand.
(c) Creates a uneven situation that's difficult to correct.
(d) Causes a chemical inbalance.

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

6. What is one thing today's chef must have?
(a) A good nose for smelling.
(b) Dedication.
(c) The skills of a warrior.
(d) Discretion.

7. What helps the high school teacher?
(a) Determination.
(b) Feldenkrais.
(c) Her husband.
(d) A government grant.

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

9. What does Wilson say is an emotional experience?
(a) Completing a perfect, nine-course meal.
(b) Learning a new skill.
(c) Food.
(d) Interacting with an aclaimed chef.

10. In what way does Yves Guiard propose both hands perform?
(a) Spontaneously.
(b) In partnership.
(c) Precisely.
(d) In opposition.

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

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

13. What area of the brain do scientists believe is specialized for language?
(a) The frontal lobe.
(b) The left brain hemisphere.
(c) The right brain hemisphere.
(d) The cerebellum.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Wilson refer for information on heuristics of language and music?

2. To what do writing and drawing relate?

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

4. How many years ago did changes in global climate initiate an ecosystem of fruits and flowers?

5. What do both knapping and rock climbing require?

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