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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 is one thing that prompted the author to write this book on the hand?
(a) His taking tennis lessons.
(b) His learning to play the piano.
(c) His trying to learn to play a video game.
(d) His father getting arthritis and his left hand becoming non-functional.

2. According to Charles Sherrington, what is a natural progression?
(a) The learning of focus.
(b) The learning of motor skills.
(c) Using intent.
(d) Juggling with increasing number of objects.

3. What is the purpose of the shoulder, arm and hand in being fully integrated?
(a) To act as a fulcrum.
(b) To provide more leverage together.
(c) To function simultaneously as one.
(d) To work in tandem.

4. What problem causes the author to reach a turning point in his thinking about the hand?
(a) Musician's cramp.
(b) A stroke.
(c) A broken wrist.
(d) A finger amputation.

5. How does a goat eat a piece of candy?
(a) The wrapper and the candy.
(b) Just the candy.
(c) Sometimes just the wrapper and sometimes just the candy.
(d) Just the wrapper.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the critical significance of the paddle in Duchenne's model?

2. What does Frederick Wood Jones note about the hand?

3. Who is Robin Dunbar?

4. What is one thing that shoulder and forearm development enabled?

5. Who describes the hand as the "consummation of all perfection as an instrument"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does eating at LuLu teach Wilson?

2. What does the author think about concerning a high school language teacher?

3. What does practice after learning do?

4. Explain the studies that are conducted by a joint effort of University of New Mexico and Gallaudet University?

5. What type of therapy is used in many cultures and to what does it go back?

6. What puzzles Frank Wilson about rock climbing and piano playing? Why?

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

8. According to Wilson, what are the two problem-solving strategies that stand out?

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

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

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