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

2. Who is Reed Hearon?
(a) The owner of LuLu's restaurant.
(b) The most famous chef in the United States.
(c) A math professor at Yale.
(d) Wilson's co-writer.

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

4. What is a consistent practice common to Feldenkrais and other methods of healing?
(a) Using medicine.
(b) Visualizing.
(c) The use of the hands.
(d) The use of heat.

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

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

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

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. What do Haeckel, Reynolds and Dunbar confirm?
(a) Apes and children have a very different evolutionary process from about six months on.
(b) Children become improvisers before they can even talk.
(c) Children become problem solvers even before they can talk.
(d) Aspects of the evolutionary process perceived in Greenfield's theory.

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

11. What level is the American Sign Language classified as?
(a) The fourth level.
(b) The sixth level.
(c) The first level.
(d) It is not considered.

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

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

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

15. Who is the author of Awareness Through Movement?
(a) Frank Wilson.
(b) Moshe Feldenkrais.
(c) It was an anonymous publication.
(d) Jonathon Fleishman.

Short Answer Questions

1. What helps the high school teacher?

2. Why does Calvin think the female ape cradles her baby in its left arm?

3. What does Wilson wonder about his daughter?

4. What skills does Wilson say today's warriors learn?

5. How many levels does the continuum of communicative movements have?

(see the answer keys)

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