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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. In nearly every historic case, what happened to the native people following first contact?
2. What was one of the last major first contacts?
3. Is genocide a common occurrence in human history?
4. By what are first contacts usually characterized?
5. How many species does the author suggest currently exist on earth?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is known about destructive behavior in various species?
2. When and where was PIE initially used?
3. What does the author suggest about the species on Earth and extinction rates?
4. What principle is used to explain why animals can be self-destructive?
5. What is the purpose of the Epilogue?
6. What is Blitzkrieg?
7. What does the Green Bank formula do?
8. What has been discovered about various human settlers?
9. What is exobiology?
10. What enabled population expansion?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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 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?
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