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 provides visuomotor perception for a doctor?
(a) The use of intuition.
(b) The use of MRI and Cat scans.
(c) The use of hands and sight.
(d) The use of mirrors and microscopes.

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

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

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

5. What type of intelligence does Patricia Greenfield study?
(a) Physiological intelligence.
(b) Patricia Greenfield studies human intelligence as it unfolds in adult behavior over twenty year.s
(c) Patricia Greenfield studies human intelligence as it unfolds in child behavior twenty years earlier.
(d) Coordination intelligence.

6. What can cause reduced bodily movement?
(a) Too much unfocused attention.
(b) Lack of nutrition.
(c) Too much exercise.
(d) A lack of attention, ignorance, or laziness.

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

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

9. What does Feldenkrais facilitate?
(a) Relearning what is not learned.
(b) Moving without awareness.
(c) Learning what one already knows.
(d) Moving through a full range of motion.

10. 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?

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

12. Why does the high school language teacher quit teaching?
(a) She wants to be a stay-at-home mom.
(b) Her left side becomes paralyzed.
(c) She decides to go into the military.
(d) She decides to go back to school.

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

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

15. What does "prestidigitation" mean?
(a) Quick fingers.
(b) Long fingers.
(c) Digital manipulation.
(d) Prehensile thumbs.

Short Answer Questions

1. Upon what does the success of a healing practitioner depend?

2. What is one of medicine's oldest links?

3. To what does Kathleen Gibson attribute human intelligence?

4. What is an example of a secondary heuristic?

5. What is a consistent practice common to Feldenkrais and other methods of healing?

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