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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. In different times, when was marriage through cousins not appropriate?
(a) It was never appropriate.
(b) When the marriage was between unequal partners.
(c) Whenever the parents did not want them to marry.
(d) When large amounts of land were involved.

2. In the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church created many rules to prevent __________.
(a) Rulers from creating too many subbordinates.
(b) Rulers from creating illegitimate heirs.
(c) Rulers from creating legitimate heirs.
(d) Women from taking on important rules in society.

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

4. Men excrete far more sperm when they ________________.
(a) Suspect unfaithfullness in their wives or the wives have been gone for a while.
(b) Have been threatened by another male's attractiveness.
(c) Think their wives have been unfaithful.
(d) Their wives have been absent for a long time.

5. What have anthropologists found to be a universal characteristic of humans across different cultures?
(a) Hate.
(b) Jealousy.
(c) Desire.
(d) Depression.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what is a female version of pornography?

2. Our ideas of attractiveness and our sexual inclinations seem to be _________.

3. Male and female brains are different because of __________.

4. Why does the male pine mole visit many different tunnels?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is male on male violence so detrimental?

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

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

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

5. What did Freud believe concerning incest?

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

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

8. Why are societies no longer polygamous?

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

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

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