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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 heart.
(b) The soul.
(c) The brain.
(d) The hands.

2. What is the other main reason the author writes this book on the hand?
(a) His work as a painter.
(b) His work as a orthopedic doctor.
(c) His work as an art teacher.
(d) His work as a neurologist.

3. What does the coordination of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones do?
(a) Forms a synergistic system.
(b) Creates tensions to enable movement.
(c) Creates a system of interrelated functions.
(d) It orients the arm and hand to make adjusting and tension-setting movements that keep the body upright.

4. Who is Robin Dunbar?
(a) A professor of archeology.
(b) A professor of anthropology.
(c) A professor of genealogy.
(d) A professor of biology.

5. What does the neocortex size reliably predict?
(a) Group size.
(b) Intelligence.
(c) Aggressiveness.
(d) Evolution rate.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the hand considered in the metaphor in number 26?

3. What is paleoanthropology?

4. How does the conscious dimension of action occur?

5. What is one thing the thumb is uniquely able to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the arm different from the leg in how it is attached to the body, and which parts of the upper body corresponds to the "folding crane"?

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

3. Who is George, and what does Wilson say about him?

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

5. What did Herophilus and Galen discover?

6. What does practice after learning do?

7. What do humans need to move out of the jungle?

8. How does the touch of the pianist differ from that of the rock climber?

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

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

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