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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. Who is an Israeli physicist mentioned in this chapter?
(a) Moshe Feldenkrais.
(b) Abraham Disera.
(c) Jonathon Fleishman.
(d) David Golems.

2. How does Broca identify an area in the brain that controls speech?
(a) By a drug that changes the speech area of the brain.
(b) By small electrical charges administered to different areas of the brain.
(c) By examining an MRI in a person who has never been able to speak.
(d) By examining the brain of a stroke patient who is left speechless.

3. What skills does Wilson say today's warriors learn?
(a) Fishing and hunting.
(b) Hunting and gathering.
(c) Hunting.
(d) Those needed to wield skillets, pots and pans after chopping and slicing in kitchens.

4. Who calls the hidden structure of words "innate syntax"?
(a) Chomsky.
(b) Arthur Abramson.
(c) Andrew Carnie.
(d) Frederick de Saussure.

5. What is one thing today's chef must have?
(a) A good nose for smelling.
(b) Dedication.
(c) Discretion.
(d) The skills of a warrior.

Short Answer Questions

1. What area of the brain do scientists believe is specialized for language?

2. What is sometimes attributed to intelligence or gender?

3. Who coins the term ChomTur?

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

5. What does Jack Schaefer do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Patricia Greenfield and what does she theorize?

2. What must chefs do to create a meal?

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

4. Why does Wilson bring up his friend Jack Schaefer?

5. What does Wilson say about stone knapping?

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

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

8. Why can't ground mammals take advantage of this global change?

9. Who is Moshe Feldenkrais and what does he discover?

10. What does William Calvin believe about female apes?

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