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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the author reason "like marries like?"
(a) Due to genetics.
(b) Due to the media.
(c) Due to education.
(d) Due to childhood imprinting.

2. What does the author argue about the life span of humans?
(a) It is too short.
(b) It is longer than most species on Earth.
(c) It should be viewed as a privilege.
(d) It should be viewed as the result of a series of trade-offs whereby an optimal organism is designed given many constraints.

3. What does the author state about the gap between animal vocalizations and human language?
(a) It is a large gap.
(b) It is not as great as is commonly believed.
(c) It is greater than once commonly believed.
(d) There is hardly a gap.

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

5. What happens to all animals?
(a) They survive.
(b) They care for one another.
(c) They mate.
(d) They age and eventually die.

6. What is generally considered uniquely human?
(a) Language.
(b) Art.
(c) Dance.
(d) Music.

7. What does the author conclude about a species' long-term survival probability?
(a) Longer-lived species put more energy into self-repair and less energy into reproduction over a given time period, thus optimizing their long-term survival probability.
(b) Shorter-lived species put more energy into self-repair and less energy into reproduction over a given time period, thus optimizing their long-term survival probability.
(c) Longer-lived species put less energy into self-repair and more energy into reproduction over a given time period, thus optimizing their long-term survival probability.
(d) Shorter-lived species put more energy into self-repair and reproduction over a given time period, thus optimizing their long-term survival probability.

8. In most primates, sexually receptive females exhibit what?
(a) Certain behaviors.
(b) Brightly colored and swollen genitalia.
(c) Aggressive behaviors.
(d) Hidden estrus.

9. What does this say about secretive extra-marital sexual unions?
(a) They are in fact very rare among couples who are monogamous.
(b) They are in fact very rare among couples who are polygamous.
(c) They are in fact exceptionally common among couples who are polygamous.
(d) They are in fact exceptionally common among couples who self-identify as exclusively monogamous.

10. Who are the chimps' closest living relatives?
(a) Gorillas.
(b) Humans.
(c) Baboons.
(d) Apes.

11. What does research show about those who are of one race and are raised by members of another race?
(a) They are attracted to those of either race.
(b) They are not attracted to anyone of either race.
(c) They are attracted to those of their own race.
(d) They are attracted to the race in which they were raised.

12. What primates are monogamous and solitary?
(a) Apes.
(b) Chimpanzees.
(c) Gibbons.
(d) Gorillas.

13. The author presents a greatly simplified view of the evolutionary process where numerous uncertain elements are noted but dismissed. For what does this allow?
(a) Other scientists to dismiss this author's claims.
(b) A fairly straightforward presentation of human evolution in an intelligible and accessible format.
(c) The author to convince the reader to trust his views.
(d) To make evolution seem simple and straightforward.

14. What other traits are highly connected to sexual attractiveness?
(a) Measures of personality and measures of physical attractiveness.
(b) Measures of physical attractiveness.
(c) Measures of socioeconomic status and measures of intelligence.
(d) Measures of personality and measures of intelligence.

15. Eventually A. robustus became extinct and A. africanus gave rise to who?
(a) Homo ergaster.
(b) Homo erectus.
(c) Homo sapiens.
(d) Homo habilis.

Short Answer Questions

1. Somewhat less than 100,000 years ago, who replaced the Neanderthals?

2. What does the author conclude about agriculture?

3. Do most racial traits appear to have any meaningful influence on environmental fitness?

4. What traits are extremely highly important to sexual attractiveness?

5. What do paleopathology investigations demonstrate conclusively?

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