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. Why is asexual reproduction a less risky option for an organism?
(a) There is no seeking out mates or the risk of being rejected.
(b) There will be no one competing.
(c) It is not less risky.
(d) All the clones will be healthy.

2. Why is the Vicar of Bray theory flawed?
(a) It has been proven wrong over the centuries.
(b) It does not take sexual reproduction into account.
(c) It was made up by someone who is not a scientist.
(d) It sees evolution as the goal of an organisim.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author and other research, who should have a better evolutionary outcome?

2. What is the primary purpose of sexual reproduction that is very beneficial for all offspring?

3. What have scientists discovered about sexual reproduction versus asexual reproduction?

4. How does the Red Queen begin?

5. In 1970, __________ argued that the individual is merely a container for genes.

(see the answer key)

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