The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature Test | Final Test - Medium

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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 .chaotic relationship.
(b) Have a competitive spirit.
(c) Have an aversion to incest.
(d) Have a propensity for incest.

2. What tends to stay private between humans?
(a) Sex.
(b) Money.
(c) Child-bearing.
(d) Gossip.

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

4. How do women prefer to live with men?
(a) In adultery .
(b) In polygamy.
(c) In celibacy.
(d) In monogamy.

5. What accusation does the author make against women?
(a) They hate seeing men happy.
(b) They like making men's lives difficult.
(c) They enjoy adulterous affairs.
(d) They wish to spend all of a man's money.

Short Answer Questions

1. Boys tend to be better at reasoning ______, whereas women excel in reasoning in terms of _______.

2. Men and women behave and perform certain roles in every _______ and _____.

3. Who argues that the mind is made up of many different "modules" that have evolved over time such as "fear snakes" and various cheater detection mechanisms?

4. Differences hold ___________, regardless of race, ethnicity, or culture.

5. Who directly advocated for polygamy in early societies?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In what societies and religions did polygamy flourish long ago?

3. Why is male on male violence so detrimental?

4. Why does the author think that humans developed intelligence?

5. What is different between humans and primates?

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

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

8. Why else must men be intelligent?

9. Why are societies no longer polygamous?

10. What explanation is given at the beginning of Chapter 9?

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