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?
Hands can learn to function in a complementary partnership, become an articulate organ with which to express oneself and associate complex motor linkages of hand and brain.
1. Give three examples of hands working as complementary partners and explain, in depth, those examples. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. What does the author mean by the following statement? Hands can become an articulate organ with which to express itself. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
3. What does the author mean by the following statement? Hands can associate complex motor linkages of hand and brain. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Frank R. Wilson.
2. What in Wilson's background may have helped him in writing The Hand? What may have influenced the way he depicts various characters and scenes?
3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her books? Why or why not? Give examples.
Wilson reflects on the notion that each of us evolve over time in our own lives by unifying body and spirit through personal growth and learning. For example, Percelly and David both cross paths of trouble and opportunity mixed with family and tribal routines to try new skills or combinations. These new-found abilities are part of their repertoire that becomes useful to them and can be passed on to others.
1. Explain why Wilson might believe that personal growth helps unite the spirit and the body. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Discuss the ways in which having trouble in a person's life could be an opportunity. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
3. Discuss ways in which a person in a family or group or tribe learning new skills might benefit the entire group. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
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