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Matt Ridley
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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. Why might cousins be attracted to each other?
(a) They are not raised together.
(b) They miss being close to family.
(c) They want to preserve their bloodline.
(d) They always see each other.

2. According to Freud, a human's tendency is toward _________.
(a) Maintaining fidelity.
(b) Their family's acceptance.
(c) Dismissing infidelity.
(d) Incest between family members.

3. New evidence suggests that much of human learning is developed through __________.
(a) Experiences.
(b) Natural ability.
(c) Mistakes.
(d) Instincts.

4. Male human beings expect to have their _______ compete with the ________ of other males.
(a) Wealth.
(b) Love.
(c) Attractiveness.
(d) Sperm.

5. What is clear about what women want in a mate?
(a) Men who are smart but have no chance of rising in status.
(b) Middle class men.
(c) Men who are thin.
(d) High status men that have the ability to rise in the status hierarchy.

Short Answer Questions

1. If a male misses the change of his brain in the womb, what happens to him?

2. Why do women need men?

3. In many tribes, __________ of the population have lost family members to murder.

4. According to the author, why did humans develop intelligence?

5. Are there strong taboos against cousin marriage?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do men prefer to be?

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

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

4. What need is human language built around?

5. What does female physiology support?

6. What do studies on the pine mole show about the differences between male and female pine mole minds?

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

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

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

10. Over the milennia, how have men and women evolved?

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