The Third Chimpanzee: the Evolution and Future of the Human Animal Test | Mid-Book 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. What is the size ratio between a male and female in monogamous species?

2. Does an analysis of today's few remaining hunter-gatherer societies suggest that the conventional wisdom is correct?

3. Why does the author largely reject this belief?

4. Where is there a disparity regarding adulterous relationships?

5. Whenever two groups with disparate developed languages come into occasional contact that, for social reasons, precludes the use of one or the other languages, what arises?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are pidgins or creoles?

2. What does the author conclude about human sexual strategies?

3. What does the author say about the first proto-human hominids?

4. How does Chapter 5 begin?

5. What evidence exists about people who are raised around members of a race different from their own genetic race?

6. What traits are extremely highly correlated to sexual attractiveness?

7. What are the risks of extra-marital affairs for men and women?

8. What does the author say about chimps and humans, regarding their DNA?

9. What is the significance of human language?

10. Describe both Neanderthals.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author discusses modern theories of adultery.

Part 1) What is adultery? Why does it occur? Why is this topic controversial and difficult to study?

Part 2) How does the view and consequences of extra-marital sex differ between men and women? Why does this difference exist?

Part 3) What is the connection between the differences in human sexuality, as compared to other primates, in regards to extra-marital sex?

Essay Topic 2

Culture and society vastly complicate the idea of extra-marital sex.

Part 1) What role does society and culture play in the consequences of adultery?

Part 2) How does the view of adulterous relationships and polygamy vary from culture to culture and from one time period to another? What affect do these views have on the relationships between humans?

Part 3) What are your views on adultery and polygamy? Where have you acquired these views? How do your views affect the relationships you have with others?

Essay Topic 3

This book investigates the power of race when choosing a mate.

Part 1) Why is this a controversial investigation? Why is the topic of race very inflammatory?

Part 2) According to the book, how important is race when choosing a mate? Why?

Part 3) Is the power of race as important today as it was a century ago? Why or why not? Does this prove or disprove the author's research? Why or why not?

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