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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who suggested the idea that language acquisition is partly the result of an innate or genetically acquired ability to learn grammar?

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. What happens to children who do not hear language early on?

5. What animals are only interested in exclusive fidelity?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do women prefer to be?

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

4. What do women universally prefer?

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

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

7. What need is human language built around?

8. What does female physiology support?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why has sexual intercourse become a private matter among many humans? Is this a societal constraint that we have imposed on ourselves? Or, is it something that was biologically programmed into us? How does this aspect make us different from other species?

Essay Topic 2

Most of the time, society dictates the way that women look and behave. How has sexual selection shaped the way women wish to look? How has biology shaped society and cultures? Is biology to blame for the extreme ways that women have shifted themselves to please men as mates?

Essay Topic 3

How did Charles Darwin's findings change the science world as we know it? Please consider the following:

- When did Charles Darwin publicize his theories on evolution?

- What did pre-Darwinian audiences think about evolution?

- Were Darwin's ideas readily accepted at first?

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