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. In the author's opinion, what is not the primary goal of an organism?
(a) Killing one another.
(b) Reproduction.
(c) Survival.
(d) Evolution.

2. Who developed the Red Queen theory?
(a) Richard Dawkins.
(b) Graham Bell.
(c) Charles Darwin.
(d) Leigh Van Valen.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In an attempt to "outwit" these killers, organisms engage in _____________.

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

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

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

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

(see the answer key)

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