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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 does Wilson say is an emotional experience?
(a) Food.
(b) Completing a perfect, nine-course meal.
(c) Interacting with an aclaimed chef.
(d) Learning a new skill.

2. What can both humans and primates make?
(a) Maps.
(b) Pictures.
(c) Pods.
(d) Complex tools.

3. For how long has the brain been preadapted for speech?
(a) For about 25,000 years.
(b) More than a million years.
(c) For about 10,000 years.
(d) Over 100,000 years.

4. What do both knapping and rock climbing require?
(a) Contractions and relaxations.
(b) Just contractions.
(c) Just relaxations.
(d) Smooth and non-smooth muscles.

5. By what age do children become improvisers who behave with intelligence?
(a) 5.
(b) 11.
(c) 3.
(d) 8.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why don't the ground mammals at this time eat the fruit in the trees?

2. In what way does Yves Guiard propose both hands perform?

3. What is one level of communicative movement?

4. With whom does the University of New Mexico perform a study about communicative movements?

5. What provides visuomotor perception for a doctor?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Paul Broca and for what is he known?

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

3. What does eating at LuLu teach Wilson?

4. What is one thing that influences which hand is dominant and what are a couple other characteristics that are often associated with one dominant hand or the other?

5. Explain the term "BackTur."

6. What two brain task does Noam Chomsky say are necessary for an individual to speak a language?

7. Who is Jeanne Bamberger and what does Wilson write about her work?

8. What is the title of Feldenkrais' book and what does the book claim?

9. What area of the brain seems to be specialized for language and for how long has this are been adapted for language?

10. What does Wilson say about the skills of musical virtuosos?

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