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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 Reed Hearon?
(a) The most famous chef in the United States.
(b) The owner of LuLu's restaurant.
(c) Wilson's co-writer.
(d) A math professor at Yale.

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

3. What develops early in the brain of a child?
(a) Rhythm.
(b) The ability to distinguish tones.
(c) Complex speech patterns.
(d) Musical talent or heuristic.

4. What is a polylith?
(a) A drawing that is three dimensional.
(b) An object made of joined units or subassemblies.
(c) A drawing with several layers.
(d) An object made completely of fibers.

5. What does the beginning of this chapter say the hand been used throughout its long history?
(a) To create art.
(b) Only as a tool.
(c) As a means of conquering.
(d) For both social interaction and attention.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does black magic differ from white magic regarding a patient's belief?

2. Who must suspend their disbelief?

3. What does Wilson say is not genetic?

4. Who calls the hidden structure of words "innate syntax"?

5. What is a second language requirement?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does eating at LuLu teach Wilson?

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

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

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

5. Describe Peter Reynolds work.

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

7. What do medicine and magic have in common?

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

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

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

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