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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. Of the following options, what do humans do best?
(a) Perform the same logical task in a non-social context.
(b) Pick out faithful people.
(c) Pick out cheaters in a social context.
(d) Gossip about friends and neighbors.

2. "The first is that all of human behavior is ______ and hence, biological evolution will have little effect on the next generation."
(a) Practiced.
(b) Regrettable.
(c) Understood.
(d) Learned.

3. Throughout history, what has been a great reward for a leader?
(a) More women to mate with.
(b) More land.
(c) More ability to bring in food.
(d) Subjects that behave well.

4. Chapter 9 begins with __________.
(a) A discussion between morals.
(b) A mistaken identity.
(c) A dissertation concerning new ideas.
(d) The potential genetic basis of homosexuality.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Incest is most prevalent between___________.

2. How do women prefer to live with men?

3. Men seem to have an insatiable desire for this.

4. Why do women prefer more intelligent men?

5. What do apes and humans both prefer over being bored?

Short Essay Questions

1. As the author ends the book, what do we begin to understand about the Red Queen Theory?

2. What also seems to work with evolution to create changes in men and women?

3. Why are societies no longer polygamous?

4. Who is the most likely to participate in incest?

5. What need is human language built around?

6. What is different between humans and primates?

7. What biological incentives are passed down to many males?

8. What happens if a man thinks his female has been cheating?

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

10. Why else must men be intelligent?

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