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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do species outwit killer viruses?
(a) Asexual reproduction.
(b) Splitting cells.
(c) Sexual reproduction.
(d) With their brains.

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

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

4. In humans, what does evolution rely on?
(a) Asexual reproduction.
(b) Sexual Reproduction.
(c) Fission.
(d) Sexual and asexual reproduction.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. To understand human nature, what must we understand?

4. How does Chapter 2 begin?

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

(see the answer key)

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