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

2. Who must suspend their disbelief?
(a) The Shamen.
(b) No one.
(c) The patient.
(d) The doctor.

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

4. How does Wilson learn that cooking is a specific skill using hands to produce an immediate sense of achievement?
(a) Working as a sous chef.
(b) Eating at LuLu's restaurant
(c) Working as a meal planner in a posh restaurant.
(d) Talking with Reed.

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

6. What does Reynolds do in Australia?
(a) Study the kangeroo.
(b) Study the aborigines.
(c) Observe how the aborigines interact with the white people.
(d) Study the koala.

7. Upon what does the success of a healing practitioner depend?
(a) The availability of a good medical facility.
(b) The patients' belief in the practitioner.
(c) The extent of the illness.
(d) The availability of the right drugs.

8. What does Peter Reynolds spend years doing in New Guinea?
(a) Observing chimpanzees.
(b) Observing gorillas.
(c) Studying the ancient artifacts of the extinct culture.
(d) Observing young baboons.

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

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

11. How do physicians get patients to take their medicines and follow instructions?
(a) Giving the instructions to a loved one to supervise.
(b) Threatening them.
(c) Encouragement or charm.
(d) They have no way to do so.

12. What do both knapping and rock climbing require?
(a) Just relaxations.
(b) Just contractions.
(c) Contractions and relaxations.
(d) Smooth and non-smooth muscles.

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

14. How does Greenfield say she knows how a child will solve Greenfield's stick puzzle?
(a) By observing which thumb is larger.
(b) By knowing if the child can read.
(c) By knowing the child's age.
(d) By observing which foot the child starts out on when walking.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is an Israeli physicist mentioned in this chapter?

2. With whom does the University of New Mexico perform a study about communicative movements?

3. What rule does Greenfield propose?

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

5. To what do writing and drawing relate?

(see the answer keys)

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