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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Ever since _____________ in the late 19th century, scientists have understood that all life forms are a product of biological evolution.
(a) Richard Dawkins.
(b) Russel Wallace.
(c) Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.
(d) Charles Darwin.

2. What was the 16th century cleric known for besides his scientific theories?
(a) Being a survivor of Protestant ridicule.
(b) His sermons.
(c) Switching between Catholic and Protestant religions.
(d) Killing Catholics.

3. What type of historical incident may have been a more frequent phenomenon than is commonly thought?
(a) Polygamy in the Catholic Church.
(b) The conflict between Henry the VIII and the church over divorce.
(c) Illegitimate sons and daughters.
(d) Divorces throughout history.

4. Pre- Darwinian thinkers such as _____________ believed that evolution was a process of individual adaptations that were later passed down to ancestors.
(a) Charles Darwin.
(b) Richard Dawkins.
(c) Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.
(d) Russel Wallace.

5. In many tribes, __________ of the population have lost family members to murder.
(a) One half.
(b) Three fourths.
(c) Two thirds.
(d) One third.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is one way of good gene replication that the author mentions?

3. Organisms that reproduce sexually will pass immunity or defenses down to whom?

4. Most modern societies are _________.

5. What is the main focus of the novel?

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