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. Due to the ________________, traits that increase reproductive successes will spread and those that do not will expire.
(a) Slow genetics of men.
(b) High pregnancy rate.
(c) Evolutionary arms race.
(d) Low pregnancy rate.

2. Sexual reproduction is ___________ to keep the parasites and diseases off guard by creating new variations through each generation.
(a) An attempt.
(b) An inefficient means.
(c) Not an easy way.
(d) Not able.

3. What is the primary purpose of sexual reproduction that is very beneficial for all offspring?
(a) Speed of evolution.
(b) Slowness of evolution.
(c) Making many children.
(d) Meeting a soul mate.

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

5. What have mound building skills become?
(a) A reproductive skill.
(b) Unimportant.
(c) A coveted skill.
(d) A survival technique.

6. What are the interests of most males?
(a) Impregnating as many women as possible.
(b) Being faithful to one female.
(c) Taking care of their mate and offspring.
(d) Being a good father.

7. In the author's opinion, what is not the primary goal of an organism?
(a) Killing one another.
(b) Survival.
(c) Evolution.
(d) Reproduction.

8. How do species outwit killer viruses?
(a) Asexual reproduction.
(b) Sexual reproduction.
(c) Splitting cells.
(d) With their brains.

9. 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.

10. Lower class individuals tend to have _________.
(a) Less babies.
(b) Male babies.
(c) More babies.
(d) Female babies.

11. Are sexually reproducing organisms able to compete with asexually reproducing organisms?
(a) Only when they are genetically engineered.
(b) Yes, always.
(c) Occasionally.
(d) No, never.

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

13. Through sexual reproduction, what are offspring dealt?
(a) Genes too similar to their parents.
(b) Weak and strong genes.
(c) Weak genes.
(d) A different bag of genes from their parents.

14. From a biologist's point of view, sexual reproduction is more _________ than asexual reproduction.
(a) Risky.
(b) Expensive.
(c) Unnecessary
(d) Annoying.

15. What are out law genes?
(a) Genes which cannot be passed down.
(b) Genes that act like viruses and hijack chromosones.
(c) Genes that are weak.
(d) Genes that will definitely be passed down.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Zahavi, a scientist, theorize about reproduction mating?

2. How does Chapter 5 begin?

3. Why is the Vicar of Bray theory flawed?

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

5. Instead of scientists concentrating on why humans are the way they are, they should concentrate on _________.

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