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The Active Reader, 2e: Science: Its Human Face

Instructions: or each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the 'Submit my answers' button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.



“Most People Are Not WEIRD” by Joseph Henrich et al.

Question 1:


a) memory
b) visual perception
c) analytical reasoning
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 2:


a) individuals with unusual cognitive processes
b) individuals with unusual visual perception
c) individuals from western industrialized countries
d) none of the above

Question 3:


a) that the populations studied are not diverse enough
b) a lack of qualified researchers
c) that most funding received is in the area of technology
d) none of the above

Question 4:


a) creative thinking
b) holistic thinking
c) analytical reasoning
d) philosophical inquiry

Question 5:


a) people do not like to share
b) people are cooperative
c) ultimatums are a part of life
d) answers B and C
e) none of the above

Question 6:


a) It lacks numbers.
b) It lacks pronouns.
c) It is entirely oral.
d) It originated outside the region
e) none of the above

Question 7:


a) Generalizations must be supported by evidence.
b) Researchers should be credited for examining diverse subject groups.
c) Cross-cultural research should be prioritized.
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 8:


a) True
b) False



“Human Dignity: A Guide to Policy Making in the Biotechnology Era?” by Timothy Caulfield and Roger Brownsword

Question 9:


a) cancer
b) diabetes
c) stem cell research
d) all of the above

Question 10:


a) They are not practical for large population projects.
b) They are vague.
c) They are easily misunderstood.
d) all of the above

Question 11:


a) Patenting human genetic material compromises human dignity.
b) The patenting of human genetic material should be allowed.
c) There is an absence of adequate law in the area of biotechnology.
d) answers A and C

Question 12:


a) self autonomy
b) self determination
c) the inherent worth of all human beings
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 13:


a) Not all governments value human dignity.
b) It has never been done before.
c) Governments do not want to act.
d) Human dignity is a controversial concept.

Question 14:


a) United States
b) United Kingdom
c) Canada
d) France

Question 15:


a) True
b) False

Question 16:


a) True
b) False



“Where Are We Going with Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis?” by Timothy Krahn

Question 17:


a) Canada and the UK have similar populations.
b) The UK has offered support to Canada in the area of genetic policies.
c) Canada does not want to consider US policies.
d) Canada has historically learned from the UK in regards to controversial legislation.

Question 18:


a) ovarian cancer
b) breast cancer
c) colorectal cancer
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 19:


a) It is consistent with good prenatal care.
b) Parents are having unhealthier children.
c) It would lessen the burden on society for treatment of certain conditions.
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 20:


a) It encourages discrimination.
b) It promotes perfectionism.
c) It commodifies embroyos.
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 21:


a) It will discourage their freedom.
b) It can lead to a reduction of resources for this population.
c) It will encourage these individuals to seek treatment.
d) none of the above

Question 22:


a) True
b) False

Question 23:


a) True
b) False

Question 24:


a) True
b) False



“Psychology’s Essential Role in Alleviating the Impacts of Climate Change” by Robert Gifford

Question 25:


a) The importance of psychology has been ignored throughout history.
b) Psychology is not "fluff".
c) Climate change is not going away.
d) Psychology is an important player in understanding and affecting climate change.

Question 26:


a) Psychology has a reputation for treating people as if they exist in a vacuum.
b) Environmental policy makers do not understand the potential of social science in this area.
c) There is no branch of psychology that deals with the environment.
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 27:


a) mindfulness
b) limited processing theory
c) absent mindedness
d) ignorance

Question 28:


a) cooperation decreases with a group’s size
b) self-interest is lower in larger groups
c) cooperation improves when the number of decision makers increases
d) none of the above

Question 29:


a) True
b) False

Question 30:


a) True
b) False

Question 31:


a) True
b) False

Question 32:


a) True
b) False



“Climate Change, Health and Vulnerability in Canadian Northern Aboriginal Communities” by Christopher Furgal and Jacinthe Sequin

Question 33:


a) reduction of emissions
b) research
c) action
d) all of the above

Question 34:


a) British Columbia
b) Ontario
c) Quebec
d) Alberta

Question 35:


a) Communities are becoming more sedentary.
b) It relies on a mixed economy.
c) It has gained greater access to market items.
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 36:


a) 2002
b) 1999
c) 1985
d) 2000

Question 37:


a) lower than average life expectancy rates
b) crowding
c) poor water quality
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 38:


a) food security
b) travel
c) the number of suicides
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 39:


a) They are more likely to live in coastal regions.
b) They lack interest in the topic of climate change.
c) They rely heavily on the land and sea for subsistence.
d) They abused their land in the past.
e) answers A and C

Question 40:


a) True
b) False

Question 41:


a) True
b) False



“Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People” by Charles J. Godfray et al.

Question 42:


a) rationing of food
b) more land was used for agricultural purposes
c) more fish stock was exploited
d) answers B and C
e) all of the above

Question 43:


a) the greatest amount of livestock product produced
b) the greatest amount of crop produced
c) the gap between actual productivity and ideal productivity
d) none of the above

Question 44:


a) technical constraints
b) a culture of laziness
c) improper record keeping
d) answers A and B
e) all of the above

Question 45:


a) lack of education
b) gender
c) water shortages
d) all of the above

Question 46:


a) drought tolerance
b) herbicide resistance
c) disease-immune livestock
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 47:


a) low food prices
b) a preference for aesthetically pleasing food
c) conservative expiry dates
d) answers A and C
e) all of the above

Question 48:


a) True
b) False

Question 49:


a) True
b) False

Question 50:


a) True
b) False

Question 51:


a) True
b) False