The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Males are interested in increasing the _________ of sexual partners whereas women are interested in increasing the ________ of sexual partners.
(a) Number, percentage.
(b) Percentage, number.
(c) Quality, number.
(d) Number, quality.

5. What is lekking?
(a) A time of mating for birds.
(b) A sexual market where male birds congregate.
(c) A way for birds to mate.
(d) A courtship dance among mammals.

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

7. What is the Vicar of Bray hypothesis?
(a) Sexual reproduction provides rapid speed of evolution.
(b) Same-sex reproduction must be understood to understand sexual reproduction.
(c) Sexual reproduction should not exist.
(d) Asexual reproduction provides rapid speed of evolution.

8. What do scientists want to discover about genetic mixing?
(a) How to make genetic mixing more reliable.
(b) Why genetic mixing is better than cloning oneself.
(c) Why cloning is more successful than genetic mixing.
(d) How to make genetic mixing affordable.

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

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

11. To explain sex, scientists need to find ________________.
(a) A reason for an individual organism to prefer sexual over asexual reproduction.
(b) A new way for humans to mate.
(c) Why people are attracted to one another.
(d) The reason for asexual reproduction.

12. Sexual reproduction benefits _____________.
(a) Everyone.
(b) One member of the same organism versus another member of that same organisim.
(c) No one.
(d) Only humans, not other organisms.

13. What is the "sexy-sons" theory?
(a) Males will always choose the most attractive woman.
(b) Sons will be the most attractive if the two parents are very attractive.
(c) Sons are always sexier than daughters.
(d) Females will always choose the most attractive man.

14. What have scientists discovered about sexual reproduction versus asexual reproduction?
(a) Sexual reproduction is easier.
(b) Asexual reproduction is easier.
(c) Sexual reproduction allows an individual to spread its gene over a large population.
(d) Asexual reproduction allows an individual to spread its gene over a large population.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What will happen to create more female babies in Chinese and Indian societies?

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

3. What type of civilization do the New Guinea tribes have?

4. In Chapter 5, the animals are unsure of _____________.

5. In the author's opinion, what is not the primary goal of an organism?

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