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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 are developed rather than existing from birth?
(a) Human intelligence, talent and skill.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Human intelligence and ability to think.
(d) Talent and language skills.

2. What do great pianists no precede?
(a) Human language.
(b) The invention of the piano.
(c) Music.
(d) Art.

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

4. What distinguishes a proficient surgeon from a mediocre one?
(a) Where one trains.
(b) Analysis and perceptual organization.
(c) Manual dexterity.
(d) I. Q

5. What is BachTur?
(a) The musical equivalent of ChomTur.
(b) The way music enables speech.
(c) There is no such term.
(d) The way music stimulates the parts of the brain the deal with language.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Peter Reynolds spend years doing in New Guinea?

2. How many levels does the continuum of communicative movements have?

3. What do both knapping and rock climbing require?

4. Upon what did early medicine rely for healing?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Wilson's conclusions about musical talent or heuristic?

2. Explain the term "BackTur."

3. What is the result of global climate changes 65 million years ago?

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

5. What is one of medicine's oldest links and how does it work?

6. What does Wilson say about stone knapping?

7. 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?

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

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

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

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