for D. Palmer's Visions of Human Nature
Instructions: The self-assessment exercise for Chapter
7 is a combination of answering and asking questions. Part One contains five questions
in the format you are used to from earlier chapters. Part Two sends you to the chapter report form
you're all familiar with by now, and an input form where you must submit two questions
of your own, to see if you know enough about this chapter to challenge your fellow students. Don't
make your questions too hard, though, since I would like to use the questions I get from you for
future classes. Please give me one multiple-choice question and one true-false question, taken
from different parts of the chapter. Don't click the "SUBMIT" button at the bottom of this page
until you have finished taking the test and are ready to submit your own test questions!
Chapter 7 - The Darwinian Vision of Human Nature
Part One, Answering the Questions:
1. The following claims relate to the theory of natural selection as
Darwin conceived it, but one of them is incorrect. Which of the following statements is not true of the
theory of natural selection?
2. Which of the following is the best statement
of the theory known as social Darwinism?
3. As Darwin studied the relationships amongst human
beings in society, he concluded that which of the following effects could be found?
4. According to Donald Palmer, which of the following
philosophical positions still make sense if we accept the Darwinian worldview?
5. Although Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural
selection met with protests and criticisms from scientists of his day, objections against Darwinian theory are
mostly seen as religious in nature nowadays. Which of the following religious objections to the theory of natural selection
were raised by religious thinkers of Darwin's own time?
Part Two, Asking the Questions:.
When you have finished the quiz, click the "Report" button below to fill in your multiple-choice and true/false
questions and send a progess report to the instructor.
QUESTIONS AND REPORT
FOR THIS CHAPTER