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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. Ideals of beauty vary ___________________ from culture to culture.
2. What does the fact that the many vocalizations among groups of the same species vary significantly from group to group indicate?
3. How is this purely biological viewpoint on sexual encounters enormously complicated?
4. Who are the chimps' closest living relatives?
5. What does the author think of the second criterion?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do most scientists think about language? How does this author's view differ from other's views?
2. With what does the author conclude?
3. What is the purpose of this chapter?
4. What is an optimal organism?
5. What does the author think about humans and chimps and how they should be properly considered, regarding species and genus?
6. What are pidgins or creoles?
7. What is the author's conclusion about art?
8. How is the first criterion not uniquely human?
9. Describe both Neanderthals.
10. How are females nearly unique among animals in menopause?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A chapter in this book presents the question, why are we attracted to certain types of people?
Part 1) What does the author give as an explanation for this? What research does the author provide to back his claims?
Part 2) Do you believe that the author's research is valid? Why or why not? Are their aspects of attraction that are missing in the author's research? If so, what?
Part 3) How much of one's interest in another is on a subconscious level, how much is based on the decisions one consciously makes? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Theories of aging are common and generally focus on a single cause.
Part 1) Describe several theories of aging. What are the author's thoughts on these theories?
Part 2) How does the author's theory on aging differ from the other theories discussed?
Part 3) What theory do you agree with the most? Why?
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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