Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. The author attempts to establish that humans and chimps are biologically and genetically closely related.
Part 1) How does he go about this? Is his research valid? Why or why not?
Part 2) Why might his research be disputed? Why might others have a difficult time accepting that humans are closely related to chimps?
Part 3) If it is universally accepted that humans and chimps are closely related, how should chimps be treated? Should they be treated as other animals or in a more "human" way? Why?
2. The author recapitulates human evolutionary...
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