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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the conclusion based on the art criteria?
(a) Various animals satisfy the demands of art.
(b) No animals satisfy the demands of art.
(c) Only humans satisfy the demands of art.
(d) Only a few animals satisfy the demands of art.

2. What does Chapter 5 begin by examining?
(a) Some primate methods of mate selection.
(b) Some animal methods of mate selection.
(c) Monogamous relationships.
(d) Some human methods of mate selection.

3. What does the author say about primates with large testes?
(a) They are more aggressive.
(b) They mate frequently.
(c) They mate infrequently.
(d) They are more complaisant.

4. What is the correlation for same-race mating?
(a) +0.2.
(b) +0.9.
(c) +0.5.
(d) +0.3.

5. What does one of the most instructive avenues of investigation in human sexual attraction involve?
(a) Performing statistical analysis on observable measurements taken from large groups of mated humans.
(b) Performing statistical analysis on observable measurements taken from small groups of non-mated humans.
(c) Performing statistical analysis on observable measurements taken from large groups of non-mated humans.
(d) Performing statistical analysis on observable measurements taken from small groups of mated humans.

6. How are human females nearly unique among animals?
(a) In menopause.
(b) They produce live young.
(c) They carry their children for nine months prior to birth.
(d) They are assisted by a male when raising children.

7. What strongly reinforces the desire for racially distinct partners?
(a) Genetics.
(b) Infant imprinting.
(c) Childhood imprinting.
(d) Education.

8. Does penis size correspond to frequency of sexual intercourse?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) Sometimes.
(d) In some species.

9. Ideals of beauty vary ___________________ from culture to culture.
(a) Slightly.
(b) Enormously.
(c) Somewhat.
(d) Not at all.

10. How are humans unique regarding child rearing?
(a) It is a short process compared to other primates.
(b) It is such an unusually lengthy process.
(c) They can have anywhere from one to eight children at a time.
(d) They usually have single births.

11. When do various physical illnesses and social disease arise?
(a) When food is scarce.
(b) With the advent of agriculture and rising population densities.
(c) With the hunting to extinction of large species by the hunter-gatherer societies.
(d) When various groups converge.

12. Somewhat less than 100,000 years ago, who replaced the Neanderthals?
(a) Cro-Magnon man.
(b) Homo habilis.
(c) Homo erectus.
(d) Crypton man.

13. From what does the author derive clues regarding a species' long-term survival probability?
(a) How long it takes to develop prior to birth.
(b) How able it is to repair itself.
(c) How much energy several species invest in self-repair.
(d) How fast and strong it is.

14. What physical traits tend to be significant for an individual's attraction to someone else?
(a) Traits that closely approximate their own.
(b) Traits that are different from one's own.
(c) Traits that contrast with one's own.
(d) Traits that are not dominant in one's own.

15. What does the conventional wisdom suggest about pre-agricultural hunter-gatherer societies?
(a) They were simple but filled with intelligence.
(b) They were crude organizations where individuals lived short, brutish, and violent lives.
(c) They were quite sophisticated with intelligent and powerful individuals.
(d) They were unique according to location and climate.

Short Answer Questions

1. Several scientifically rigorous genetic investigations of large populations conclusively demonstrate that roughly ______ percent of human children are not the genetic children of the male parent whom assumes genetic relatedness.

2. Why does a parallel process not exist for men?

3. To what did agriculture give rise?

4. What does the author conclude about agriculture?

5. The chimp species (Pan troglodytes) shares what percent of its DNA in common with the pygmy chimp species (Pan paniscus)?

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