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

2. What do genes seek through the actions of the bodies that contain them?
(a) To be upgraded.
(b) Change.
(c) Replication.
(d) Evolution.

3. How do organisms compete during evolution?
(a) They try to kill one another so that they might live.
(b) They kill their prey and one another to be the last person standing.
(c) They kill their prey to ensure their survivors.
(d) They compete with each other to pass down more genes to the next generation.

4. 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) A way to study humans without them knowing.
(d) Why humans are the way they are.

5. What does being fast allow for a gazelle to do?
(a) It is able to always kill its prey.
(b) The gazelle is never caught and it throws off the balance of the environment.
(c) The fast gazelle survives and reproduces, thus spreading its genes.
(d) The gazelle gets caught.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. If there are too many males, it will eventually be better to be a ____________.

3. At the end of Chapter 3, what does the author say will be explored in the next chapter?

4. Who developed the Red Queen theory?

5. What do organisms that reproduce end up with for offspring?

(see the answer key)

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