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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 the weight of the touch of a pianist's fingers on the keyboard?
(a) About three pounds per square inch.
(b) Less than three ounces per square inch.
(c) About eight ounces per square inch.
(d) About twelve ounces per square inch.
2. How does the brain teach itself in order to juggle?
(a) By making the brain and hand work together.
(b) By learning how to trigger individual muscles rather than groups of muscles.
(c) By requiring the juggler to repeat a motion over and over.
(d) By learning how to trigger groups of muscles rather than individual muscles.
3. To what do marionettes exhibit similarities?
(a) The human muscle and tendon configuration in arms and legs.
(c) Block and tackles.
(d) The way a wedge works.
4. How does David control the horses he raises?
(a) Rope and harness.
(b) A touch of his hand.
(c) Behavior modification.
(d) His mind.
5. What does the author attempt to do that is not a well-orchestrated pattern of learning from simple to more complex?
(a) Playing the saxophone.
(b) Build a model airplane.
(c) Playing the piano.
(d) Brain surgery.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is one feature of the human hand that Marzke identifies?
2. For what does the thumb have to be long enough?
3. What does Merlin Donald's theory of cultural and cognitive evolution propose?
4. How many fingers does George saw off his right hand by accident?
5. What does Herophilus discover?
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. What does Wilson propose as the juggling riddle, and why do children not aspire to juggle?
4. Who is David and how is he able to succeed at wrestling despite not being very strong?
5. What terms does John Napier use that mean essentially the same as "prehensile" and "non-prehensile" and what do the terms mean?
6. What puzzles Frank Wilson about rock climbing and piano playing? Why?
7. What do humans need to move out of the jungle?
8. Who is Robin Dunbar and what does he propose?
9. How did Duchenne demonstrate the physiology of movement?
10. How does the touch of the pianist differ from that of the rock climber?
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