ANTH 216 ANTH216 Exam 1 Answers (Penn State University)

ANTH 216 ANTH216 Exam 1 Answers (Penn State University)

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ANTH 216 Exam 1 Answers (Penn State University)

1. SCIENCE AND EXPLANATION

a. What are the three criteria of a good scientific explanation?  Understand what each means.

b. What are proximate and ultimate explanations? Understand the differences between the two types of explanations.

c. What are the ways that one can test ultimate explanations?

3. EVOLUTION AND ITS GENETIC BASIS

a. What is evolution?

b. What are the four basic forces of evolution?  Understand each.

c. What are the three prerequisites for evolution by natural selection? Know why each is important.

d. What are the three factors that govern the rate of evolution by natural selection?  How does each of these factors affect the rate of evolution?  

e. What is an adaptation?

 

f. Genetics terms to be familiar with

4. ADAPATION

a. Explain the three constraints on perfection.

d. What is a susceptibility?  

5. LEVELS OF SELECTION

a. What are the three levels of selection?  

6. WHY SEX?


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