The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Men and women behave and perform certain roles in every _______ and _____.
(a) Culture; society.
(b) Society; culture.
(c) Culture; country.
(d) Country; culture.

2. What is the tangled bank theory?
(a) Sexual reproduction is the riskiest way for humans to reproduce.
(b) Different organisms in an environment saturated with similar organisms have a greater likelihood of survival.
(c) It is more advantageous for humans to asexually produce.
(d) Sexual reproduction allows for a smaller number of very exceptional offspring.

3. What is the bdelloid rotifer?
(a) An organism that lacks certain genes.
(b) A genetically engineered organism.
(c) A microscopic animal that can live in any kind of water.
(d) A type of animal that produces asexually.

4. When it is difficult or costly for female birds to choose males, females will choose ___________.
(a) Based on having the most food.
(b) The prettiest beak.
(c) Based on ornamentation.
(d) The male with the nicest wing span.

5. Homosexual men tend to be like __________ men and lesbians tend to be more like _______ women.
(a) Homosexual; Homosexual.
(b) Homosexual; heterosexual.
(c) Heterosexual; heterosexual.
(d) Heterosexual; homosexual.

Short Answer Questions

1. If a male misses the change of his brain in the womb, what happens to him?

2. What did Zahavi, a scientist, theorize about reproduction mating?

3. What happens if a virus attacks a population of clones?

4. What do the females of this same group prefer?

5. What is the lottery theory?

(see the answer key)

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