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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the continuous arms race that occurs between organisms?
(a) World War II.
(b) No one can catch up.
(c) People will try to kill one another so that their genes may carry on.
(d) Once an advantage is gained, the loser will adapt to negate the advantage.

3. What will happen to create more female babies in Chinese and Indian societies?
(a) There will be less births overall.
(b) Virgin births will happen to adjust and make more female babies.
(c) There will be more births overall.
(d) More boys will be born, because it is what people want.

4. In Chapter 4, what story of tragedy does the author tell?
(a) The story of the gazelle.
(b) The kangeroo story.
(c) The story of the fisherman.
(d) The story of the salesman.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How do males harm themselves?

4. What do genes seek through the actions of the bodies that contain them?

5. Who cannot compete with males?

(see the answer key)

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