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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 languages dominate the world?
2. What are these risks?
3. What is the conclusion of the woodpecker research?
4. What is the term for the extinction of these animals due to hunting?
5. When did humans first cross the Bering Straights into Alaska and then spread south into North America?
Short Essay Questions
1. What enabled population expansion?
2. What does the Green Bank formula do?
3. What do first contacts involve?
4. What principle is used to explain why animals can be self-destructive?
5. What has been discovered about various human settlers?
6. How does the author conclude the text?
7. Describe European expansion.
8. What is the purpose of the Epilogue?
9. What does the author suggest about the species on Earth and extinction rates?
10. What imminent risks to survival does humanity face?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
This book discusses menopause.
Part 1) What is menopause? How is it unique among humans? Why is it unique among humans?
Part 2) What are the benefits of menopause, according to the author? Is he able to back up his claims? Why or why not?
Part 3) Do you agree with the author's theory about menopause? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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