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. Are there strong taboos against cousin marriage?
(a) Less harsh taboos because cousins are not raised together.
(b) Yes, but it depends on the culture.
(c) No, because cousins are not closely related.
(d) Yes, because cousins are too close.

2. What would the author like us to believe concerning nature versus nurture?
(a) Nature is more influential than nurture.
(b) The two compete.
(c) Instead of being competitive, the two are complementary to each other.
(d) Nurture is more influential than nature.

3. What type of male do women find the most attractive?
(a) Bearded.
(b) Athletic.
(c) Romantic and polygamous.
(d) Taller and wittier.

4. What determines whether a child is French or English speaking?
(a) The geographical location of their birth.
(b) Their mother.
(c) Their experiences (nature).
(d) Their free will.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Human minds easily acquire new _____________, which is an advantage.

2. In different times, when was marriage through cousins not appropriate?

3. Why do women like taller men?

4. Incest is most prevalent between___________.

5. What is in the true interest of a female in reproduction?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are societies no longer polygamous?

2. What do women universally prefer?

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

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

5. What does the author think about the debates against nature versus nurture?

6. What do women prefer to be?

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

8. What does female physiology support?

9. What is different between humans and primates?

10. What happens to children that do not learn language early?

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