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 the beginning of this chapter say the hand been used throughout its long history?
(a) Only as a tool.
(b) To create art.
(c) As a means of conquering.
(d) For both social interaction and attention.

2. How many levels does the continuum of communicative movements have?
(a) 4.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 6.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What can both humans and primates make?
(a) Pods.
(b) Pictures.
(c) Complex tools.
(d) Maps.

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

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

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

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

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

15. To whom does Wilson refer for information on heuristics of language and music?
(a) Chomsky.
(b) Rolf Molich.
(c) George Polya.
(d) Plotkin and Donald.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what do writing and drawing relate?

2. How do physicians get patients to take their medicines and follow instructions?

3. What does right-handed knapping tend to do?

4. What do some scientists say practicing a skill using one hand more frequently than the other does?

5. How does Broca identify an area in the brain that controls speech?

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