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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. Children who are raised together usually___________.
(a) Have a competitive spirit.
(b) Have a propensity for incest.
(c) Have a .chaotic relationship.
(d) Have an aversion to incest.

2. Differences hold ___________, regardless of race, ethnicity, or culture.
(a) Universal.
(b) Only sometimes.
(c) All of the time.
(d) True.

3. According to some arguments, why did larger brains evolve?
(a) As a way to work together with other humans.
(b) As a means of retaining more knowledge.
(c) As a mechanism to deal with cheater detection.
(d) As a means of survival.

4. The author believes that biological evolution and our environments _____________.
(a) Are in constant competition.
(b) Cannot possibly ever work together.
(c) Work together to change us.
(d) Are not compareable.

5. According to the author, why did humans develop intelligence?
(a) Sexual selection.
(b) Natural Selection.
(c) To work together and create better living surroundings.
(d) Survival of the fittest.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are female chimps extremely promiscuous in large social groups?

2. What is clear about what women want in a mate?

3. What causes a man's brain to change in the womb?

4. What is a common suggestion for why people need intelligence?

5. What do humans living in groups need to be able to tell about individuals in the group?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does female physiology support?

2. Why is male on male violence so detrimental?

3. Why are societies no longer polygamous?

4. When given pictures with landscapes and people, what differences do boys and girls have?

5. When does sexual aversion to one's family occur?

6. When Ridley says that male and female brains are different, what type of tone does he have?

7. Why else must men be intelligent?

8. What seems to be the best for most women and men and why?

9. What do women universally prefer?

10. From the Red Queen Theory, what do we learn about cheaters?

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