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

Matt Ridley
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 121 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Asexual reproduction is easier.
(c) Sexual reproduction allows an individual to spread its gene over a large population.
(d) Sexual reproduction is easier.

2. Instead of scientists concentrating on why humans are the way they are, they should concentrate on _________.
(a) How they got to be the way they are.
(b) Where humans live.
(c) Why humans are the way they are.
(d) A way to study humans without them knowing.

3. What is the primary part in sexual reproduction?
(a) Outcrossing genes.
(b) Combining all genes.
(c) Combining and outcrossing genes.
(d) Killing genes that are not yours.

4. Why is this book called The Red Queen?
(a) The landscape around the Queen moves as she moves. Evolutionary progress is relative to ones surroundings.
(b) It is symbolic of higher level genetics.
(c) The author has always enjoyed the character from Alice in Wonderland.
(d) The author thinks that the title is ironic.

5. What is the main focus of the novel?
(a) To understand the advances in same-sex reproduction.
(b) To compare sexual and asexual reproduction.
(c) Parts of human nature are products of sexual selection.
(d) To study asexual reproduction.

Short Answer Questions

1. Are sexually reproducing organisms able to compete with asexually reproducing organisms?

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

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

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

5. In humans, what does evolution rely on?

(see the answer key)

This section contains 303 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.