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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does being fast allow for a gazelle to do?
(a) It is able to always kill its prey.
(b) The fast gazelle survives and reproduces, thus spreading its genes.
(c) The gazelle is never caught and it throws off the balance of the environment.
(d) The gazelle gets caught.

2. In 1970, __________ argued that the individual is merely a container for genes.
(a) Charles Darwin.
(b) Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.
(c) Russel Wallace.
(d) Richard Dawkins.

3. To explain sex, scientists need to find ________________.
(a) Why people are attracted to one another.
(b) A new way for humans to mate.
(c) A reason for an individual organism to prefer sexual over asexual reproduction.
(d) The reason for asexual reproduction.

4. What have scientists discovered about sexual reproduction versus asexual reproduction?
(a) Sexual reproduction allows an individual to spread its gene over a large population.
(b) Sexual reproduction is easier.
(c) Asexual reproduction allows an individual to spread its gene over a large population.
(d) Asexual reproduction is easier.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the only way to understand why evolution is the way it is?

2. How does the Red Queen begin?

3. How does Chapter 2 begin?

4. At the end of Chapter 3, what does the author say will be explored in the next chapter?

5. Why does this organism present a mystery to the question of reproduction?

(see the answer key)

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