The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture Test | Final 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. What does Wilson say is an emotional experience?

2. Upon what does the success of a healing practitioner depend?

3. What does Jack Schaefer do?

4. What area of the brain do scientists believe is specialized for language?

5. What type of intelligence does Patricia Greenfield study?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Feldenkrais say about how parents can inhibit their child's abilities?

3. Why can't ground mammals take advantage of this global change?

4. What is the title of Feldenkrais' book and what does the book claim?

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

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. Why does Wilson bring up his friend Jack Schaefer?

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

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

10. What does William Calvin believe about female apes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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