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

2. 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) Rodin.
(d) Michelangelo.

3. What does Wilson wonder about his daughter?
(a) If her stuttering was what leads to her abilities as a musician.
(b) If she can rock climb since she is an accomplished musician.
(c) If her fingers could move faster over the piano keyboard.
(d) How she makes her fingers move so fast over the piano keyboard?

4. How many Feldenkrais sessions does it take to effect a change in a woman with torsion dystonia?
(a) 9.
(b) 3.
(c) 1.
(d) 12.

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

6. How many years ago did changes in global climate initiate an ecosystem of fruits and flowers?
(a) 1.5 million.
(b) 65 million.
(c) 10 million.
(d) 50 thousand.

7. What skills does Wilson say today's warriors learn?
(a) Hunting and gathering.
(b) Those needed to wield skillets, pots and pans after chopping and slicing in kitchens.
(c) Fishing and hunting.
(d) Hunting.

8. What did the fruits and flowers provide?
(a) Ground food.
(b) Shade.
(c) Treetop food.
(d) Nectar.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Upon what did early medicine rely for healing?

2. What does Feldenkrais facilitate?

3. What does Jack Schaefer do?

4. What can both humans and primates make?

5. By what age do children become improvisers who behave with intelligence?

(see the answer keys)

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