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 is the primary part in sexual reproduction?
(a) Killing genes that are not yours.
(b) Combining all genes.
(c) Outcrossing genes.
(d) Combining and outcrossing genes.

2. Who has solutions concerning genetics?
(a) Geneticists.
(b) Scientists.
(c) Doctors and scientists.
(d) Molecular biologists and geneticists.

3. What is the "good genes" theory?
(a) More attractive males will produce beautiful children.
(b) More attractive people make smart people.
(c) Smart people are attracted to other smart people.
(d) Beautiful children are evil.

4. High status individuals tend to have __________.
(a) Female babies.
(b) No babies.
(c) Male babies.
(d) Less babies.

5. When is maleness a reproductive advantage?
(a) All the time, no matter what the relationship.
(b) In homosexual relationships.
(c) In monogamous relationships.
(d) In polygamous groups, such as monkeys.

6. What does being fast allow for a gazelle to do?
(a) The gazelle gets caught.
(b) The gazelle is never caught and it throws off the balance of the environment.
(c) It is able to always kill its prey.
(d) The fast gazelle survives and reproduces, thus spreading its genes.

7. What are transposons?
(a) Weaker genes.
(b) Diseases.
(c) Out law genes.
(d) Viruses.

8. Are individuals involved in evolution aware of the choices they are making?
(a) Fifty per cent of the time.
(b) Ten per cent of the time.
(c) Always.
(d) Never.

9. How does evolution work?
(a) Change is continuous.
(b) Different adaptations of an individual which give a reproductive edge.
(c) Very slowly, over thousands of years.
(d) Without competition between organisms.

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

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

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

13. What happens if a virus attacks a population of clones?
(a) The clones attack one another in order to survive.
(b) The clone population will effectively kill the virus.
(c) The clone population will be wiped out.
(d) The virus will kill only the weakest clones.

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

15. What accounts for far more deaths than other predators or environmental occurrences?
(a) Parasites and diseases.
(b) Accidents.
(c) Killing ones own organisms.
(d) Death and destruction.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the male to female ratio?

2. What does the story in Chapter 5 prove for the author?

3. Males are interested in increasing the _________ of sexual partners whereas women are interested in increasing the ________ of sexual partners.

4. What gender contains all cytoplasmic genes?

5. What is the solution of the individually rational genes?

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