Anthropology: Chapter 4

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Question 1:


a) 98
b) 70
c) 53
d) 37

Question 2:


a) population genetics
b) gene frequency model
c) gene pool genetics
d) sociobiology

Question 3:


a) argues that human behaviour is shaped by two inheritance systems: one genetic and one cultural
b) suggests that natural selection was most significant millions of years ago and does not act upon contemporary happenings
c) originally focused on explaining the evolution of altruism
d) suggests that human evolution depends on genetic heritage, cultural heritage, and “artifacts”

Question 4:


a) argues that human behaviour is shaped by two inheritance systems: one genetic and one cultural
b) alters the frequencies of genetic drifts in a given population
c) describes alleles that come in a range of different forms
d) is a gradual integration of genetic variation from population to population

Question 5:


a) homozygous
b) formal models
c) polymorphous
d) heterozygous

Question 6:


a) punctuated equilibrium
b) cladogenesis
c) phyletic gradualism
d) anagenesis

Question 7:


a) To identify all of the genes in human DNA
b) To legitimate the biological origin of race
c) To store genomic information in databases
d) To transfer related technologies to the private sector

Question 8:


a) genetic mutation
b) genetic
c) gene flow
d) phenotypic plasticity

Question 9:


a) females along the initial wave front of settlement had lower fitness than subsequent populations that migrated to Quebec.
b) females along the initial wave front of settlement had higher fitness than women in the range core
c) females along the range core had no genetic diversity
d) males had lower fitness if they were from the wave front of settlement

Question 10:


a) Formal models
b) Evolutionary models
c) Formula models
d) Population genetic models

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False

Question 16:


a) True
b) False

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False

Question 19:


a) True
b) False

Question 20:


a) True
b) False