The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Frank R. Wilson
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is now known to be important that originally was not thought to be so during early studies?

2. How does the conscious dimension of action occur?

3. Who is David who is mentioned in this chapter?

4. According to Charles Sherrington, what is a natural progression?

5. Why was Serge Percelly told he had the eye for tennis?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Peter Reynolds work.

3. How were the ape and human hands compared anatomically until recently?

4. How has the hand been used throughout its long history?

5. According to Wilson, what are the two problem-solving strategies that stand out?

6. How is the arm different from the leg in how it is attached to the body, and which parts of the upper body corresponds to the "folding crane"?

7. What does Wilson propose as the juggling riddle, and why do children not aspire to juggle?

8. What are the eight features of the human hand according to Mary Marzke?

9. What aspects of the human capacity for passionate, creative work does Wilson illustrate?

10. What two terms does Duchenne propose for the scale of movement required by two hands acting in partnership?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Chose one of the following:

1. The hand has been used through its long history for both social interaction and attention. Discuss, in depth, how hands are used for social interaction. Use examples from the text to support your answer.

2. Discuss in depth, some of the ways in which the hand is used for getting attention. Use examples from the text to support your answer.

3. Social pressures often dictate which hand is dominant or most frequently used, such as right or left handedness, and attribute to it other irrelevant characteristics like intelligence or sex. Why do you think people connect unrelated characteristics with which hand is dominant? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Wilson claims the brain and musculoskeletal systems evolve by changing structure and function over time, the bipedal gait and upper limb changes are characteristic of the hominid line distinct from primates, and the driving force of hominid brain evolution is the brain and society as hominids expand their range beyond the jungle into other habitats.

1. Explain what Wilson means by the brain and musculoskeletal systems changing structure and function. Use examples from the text to support your answer.

2. Discuss, in depth, how the bipedal gait and upper limbs differ between hominids and apes. Use examples from the text to support your answer.

3. Discuss reasons you think expanding the range of habitats made the hominid more intelligent. Use examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful work of non-fiction?

2. Analyze and discuss The Hand based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if The Hand is a successful work of non-fiction/memoir.

3. Is The Hand a book you would recommend to a friend? Why or why not? Explain.

4. Can a non-fictional book be successful and yet many readers not enjoy it? Explain your response.

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