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. What did Zahavi, a scientist, theorize about reproduction mating?
(a) Male attractiveness hurts a male's ability to survive.
(b) Female attractiveness signals the male's ability to survive.
(c) Female attractiveness hurts a male's ability to survive.
(d) Male attractiveness signals the male's ability to survive.

2. How does Chapter 2 begin?
(a) An explanation of sexual reproduction.
(b) With a fictional account of a Martian visitor.
(c) Information about the author.
(d) With diagrams.

3. In 1970, __________ argued that the individual is merely a container for genes.
(a) Richard Dawkins.
(b) Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.
(c) Charles Darwin.
(d) Russel Wallace.

4. What genders are not always needed?
(a) Males.
(b) Hermaphrodites.
(c) None.
(d) Females.

5. Of course, both males and females have a (an) ________ to deceive the other sex to promote their own attractiveness.
(a) Right.
(b) Purpose.
(c) Reason.
(d) Incentive.

Short Answer Questions

1. When is maleness a reproductive advantage?

2. What happens if a virus attacks a population of clones?

3. How does evolution work?

4. What kind of study does evolution become?

5. What can a psychiatrist expect to find in all people?

(see the answer key)

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