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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 was a nickname for these type of people in the civilizations?
2. Within about 1,000 years what had these people done?
3. Does the epilogue offer a particularly hopeful look toward the future?
4. What does the author do in the Epilogue?
5. What do the Green Bank estimates indicate?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was one of the last major first contacts?
2. What imminent risks to survival does humanity face?
3. What does the author suggest about the species on Earth and extinction rates?
4. What do first contacts involve?
5. What occurred when European settlers first arrived in Tasmania?
6. What is exobiology?
7. Describe the migration of the Clovis culture into North and South America?
8. What is known about destructive behavior in various species?
9. What is a prevalent habit among modern peoples of all time?
10. What languages dominate the world?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One chapter is devoted to the peoples, languages, and cultures of New Guinea.
Part 1) Describe New Guinea and its culture. Why is there an entire chapter devoted to New Guinea?
Part 2) What can scientists learn about humans, in general, by studying the peoples, languages, and cultures of New Guinea?
Part 3) What aspects of New Guinea life and culture is unusual and vastly different from many other cultures around the world? How does this affect the use of the study of New Guinea as a study of humanity as a whole?
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
The author recapitulates human evolutionary history from the earliest upright hominids to modern humans.
Part 1) Describe the evolution of man. Why do various changes take place? How do these many changes make humans what they are today?
Part 2) Could this evolutionary history be disputed? Why or why not?
Part 3) Will humans continue to evolve? Why or why not? Is each generation of humans evolving? Why or why not?
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