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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. How many Feldenkrais sessions does it take to effect a change in a woman with torsion dystonia?
(a) 1.
(b) 3.
(c) 9.
(d) 12.

2. With whom does the University of New Mexico perform a study about communicative movements?
(a) UCLA.
(b) Stanford University.
(c) Harvard.
(d) Gallaudet University.

3. What helps the high school teacher?
(a) A government grant.
(b) Feldenkrais.
(c) Determination.
(d) Her husband.

4. Upon what did early medicine rely for healing?
(a) Herbs.
(b) Individual's constitution.
(c) Faith.
(d) Luck.

5. What area of the brain do scientists believe is specialized for language?
(a) The frontal lobe.
(b) The right brain hemisphere.
(c) The left brain hemisphere.
(d) The cerebellum.

Short Answer Questions

1. For how long has the brain been preadapted for speech?

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

3. What develops early in the brain of a child?

4. What can both humans and primates make?

5. How is the dominant hand theoretically controlled?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author think about concerning a high school language teacher?

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

3. Explain the term "BackTur."

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

9. Upon what does early medicine rely?

10. Describe Peter Reynolds work.

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