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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Are sexually reproducing organisms able to compete with asexually reproducing organisms?
(a) Only when they are genetically engineered.
(b) Occasionally.
(c) No, never.
(d) Yes, always.

2. What does sex do to the genome of humans and other organisms?
(a) Increases randomness of the genome.
(b) Makes stronger genes.
(c) Causes too much risk in the genes.
(d) Decreases randomness of the genome.

3. What do scientists want to discover about genetic mixing?
(a) How to make genetic mixing more reliable.
(b) Why cloning is more successful than genetic mixing.
(c) Why genetic mixing is better than cloning oneself.
(d) How to make genetic mixing affordable.

4. What kind of study does evolution become?
(a) Functions of bodies and organisims as gene vehicles.
(b) A slow process.
(c) How organisms become better over generations.
(d) Competition between friends.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Sexual reproduction benefits _____________.

2. From a biologist's point of view, sexual reproduction is more _________ than asexual reproduction.

3. Ever since _____________ in the late 19th century, scientists have understood that all life forms are a product of biological evolution.

4. How do organisms compete during evolution?

5. What can a psychiatrist expect to find in all people?

(see the answer key)

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