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Frank R. Wilson
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What enables the human to weigh and relate facts to solve problems?
(a) The brain.
(b) The hands.
(c) The soul.
(d) The heart.

2. What does the author say we are dependent upon that we rarely think about?
(a) Our food.
(b) Our hands.
(c) Our interaction with others.
(d) Our appointment books.

3. What is the juggling riddle?
(a) How three balls can be in motion yet one held in the hand at the same time.
(b) How many balls it takes a juggler to feel accomplished.
(c) How a juggler can hold two balls in each hand and juggle two.
(d) Asking riddles while you juggler to demonstrate your expertise.

4. What does juggling as learned and performed by Percelly provide?
(a) An entertaining dimension to understanding the mind-body dichotomy.
(b) Good daily exercise.
(c) A way to become a professional tennis player.
(d) A way to have fun in becoming a better tennis player.

5. According to Wilson, why do children not usually enjoy doing juggling?
(a) They are too easily bored with trying to learn it.
(b) They do not have the necessary hand-eye coordination.
(c) They do not the the necessary concentration.
(d) They do not have the necessary physical stamina.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one puzzling concern the author mentions in this chapter?

2. According to Charles Sherrington, what are sensors to the target object?

3. Why is now known to be important that originally was not thought to be so during early studies?

4. According to Charles Sherrington, what is a natural progression?

5. What is the weight of the touch of a pianist's fingers on the keyboard?

Short Essay Questions

1. What two terms does Duchenne propose for the scale of movement required by two hands acting in partnership?

2. How were the ape and human hands compared anatomically until recently?

3. Who is Merlin Donald and what does he propose?

4. What is Wilson's "mission" with this book?

5. What does Wilson say about our hands and feet as we are about to waken and right after?

6. What terms does John Napier use that mean essentially the same as "prehensile" and "non-prehensile" and what do the terms mean?

7. What does Mary Marzke classify and how does she do so?

8. What does the addition and transport of weight to the body cause?

9. What are the eight features of the human hand according to Mary Marzke?

10. What does Wilson propose as the juggling riddle, and why do children not aspire to juggle?

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