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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the chief competitor to the tangled bank theory and lottery theory?
(a) The tangled bank and lottery theory have no competition.
(b) The Blue Book Theory.
(c) The Red Queen Theory.
(d) The King's Theory.

3. What do organisms that reproduce end up with for offspring?
(a) Non functional offspring.
(b) Smart offspring.
(c) Completely different offspring.
(d) Clones.

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

5. In most species, what do many females mostly prefer in males?
(a) A male that promises to stay around.
(b) Money.
(c) The ability to keep her safe.
(d) External factors, like male attractiveness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the continuous arms race that occurs between organisms?

2. Through sexual reproduction, what are offspring dealt?

3. How do males harm themselves?

4. What kind of study does evolution become?

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

(see the answer key)

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