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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. Around 500,000 years ago, H. erectus appears to have given rise to who?
2. What does the fact that the many vocalizations among groups of the same species vary significantly from group to group indicate?
3. What did Charles Darwin realize about many organisms' traits?
4. When do gorillas then separate?
5. The chimp species (Pan troglodytes) shares what percent of its DNA in common with the pygmy chimp species (Pan paniscus)?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the author conclude this chapter?
2. Describe both Neanderthals.
3. When do various primates break off from the remaining higher primates?
4. What does the author say qualifies as art?
5. What does the author say about chimps and humans, regarding their DNA?
6. What does the author say about death?
7. What is the significance of human language?
8. What other creatures also practice agriculture, besides humans?
9. What is the correlation between the sizes of the male and females of species?
10. What is the purpose of this chapter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The book considers whether art is a uniquely human endeavor.
Part 1) What criteria does the author use to decide if something is art. Do you agree that these criteria are necessary when deciding whether or not something is art? Why or why not?
Part 2) Based on what the author states about art, can animals be artists? Why or why not?
Part 3) What is your definition of art? Based on your definition of art, can animals be artists? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Human sexuality varies from the sexuality of most primates.
Part 1) Compare and contrast human sexuality to the sexuality of other primates.
Part 2) Why do these differences exist? How do these differences affect the relationships and reproductive abilities of both humans and other primates?
Part 3) Are these aspects of human sexuality chosen by humans or are they decided by genetics and on a subconscious level? Use the text and other research from class to support your response.
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