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. Who created the tangled bank theory?
(a) Charles Darwin.
(b) Richard Dawkins.
(c) Graham Bell.
(d) Leigh Van Valen.

2. To understand human nature, what must we understand?
(a) The origin of human nature.
(b) The origin of emotions.
(c) Differences in humans.
(d) The origin of attraction between humans.

3. Sexual reproduction benefits _____________.
(a) Only humans, not other organisms.
(b) One member of the same organism versus another member of that same organisim.
(c) Everyone.
(d) No one.

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

5. Ever since _____________ in the late 19th century, scientists have understood that all life forms are a product of biological evolution.
(a) Charles Darwin.
(b) Richard Dawkins.
(c) Russel Wallace.
(d) Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the 16th century cleric known for besides his scientific theories?

2. Through sexual reproduction, what are offspring dealt?

3. How do species outwit killer viruses?

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

5. What is the chief competitor to the tangled bank theory and lottery theory?

(see the answer key)

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