Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does the hand's optimal strength lie when rock climbing?
2. What is paleoanthropology?
3. According to Charles Sherrington, what is a natural progression?
4. What does Henry Plotkin propose intelligence is?
5. Who describes the hand as the "consummation of all perfection as an instrument"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Jeanne Bamberger and what does Wilson write about her work?
2. What two terms does Duchenne propose for the scale of movement required by two hands acting in partnership?
3. How does Seymour Sarason believe education can succeed?
4. Who is Patricia Greenfield and what does she theorize?
5. What does Mary Marzke classify and how does she do so?
6. What are the eight features of the human hand according to Mary Marzke?
7. How does the touch of the pianist differ from that of the rock climber?
8. What does Charles Bell believe about practice?
9. What does Wilson say about our hands and feet as we are about to waken and right after?
10. What does Plotkin say about secondary heuristics?
Wilson has cited a number of people in this book. Discuss he following:
1. Choose three people whom Wilson mentions positively and give a brief idea of his opinions about those three people (or stereotypes). Use examples from The Hand to support your answer.
2. Choose three people whom Wilson mentions negatively and give a brief idea of his opinions about those three people (or stereotypes). Use examples from The Hand to support your answer.
3. Judging what Wilson says about different people in his text, how would you characterize him as a friend? As a colleague? Use examples from The Hand to support your answer.
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.
Monkeys and apes evolve from quadruped--walking on four legs--to biped, which enables movement on branches and treetops. The Pliocene epoch brings the hominids with a recognizable four-finger hand and thumb exemplified by Lucy, lacking some flexibilities of a modern hand. For example Lucy can pound and throw stones accurately overhand, unlike chimps that throw only underhand. These bio mechanical hand changes are accompanied by increased brain size, social structure, communication and cooperative tool making.
1. Discuss, in depth, how bipedal locomotion gave the hominids more survival advantages over apes. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Discuss, in depth, why it was so important about Lucy developing four fingers and a thumb? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
3. Give reasons why the bio mechanical hand changes helped to increase brain size. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
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