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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How do males harm themselves?
(b) Uneasy violence and status games.
(c) Status games.
(d) Uneasy violence.
2. What was the 16th century cleric known for besides his scientific theories?
(a) Killing Catholics.
(b) Being a survivor of Protestant ridicule.
(c) His sermons.
(d) Switching between Catholic and Protestant religions.
3. 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.
4. High status individuals tend to have __________.
(a) No babies.
(b) Male babies.
(c) Female babies.
(d) Less babies.
5. What is the Vicar of Bray hypothesis?
(a) Sexual reproduction provides rapid speed of evolution.
(b) Asexual reproduction provides rapid speed of evolution.
(c) Same-sex reproduction must be understood to understand sexual reproduction.
(d) Sexual reproduction should not exist.
6. In 1970, __________ argued that the individual is merely a container for genes.
(a) Russel Wallace.
(b) Richard Dawkins.
(c) Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.
(d) Charles Darwin.
7. What is the "good genes" theory?
(a) More attractive males will produce beautiful children.
(b) Smart people are attracted to other smart people.
(c) More attractive people make smart people.
(d) Beautiful children are evil.
8. At the end of Chapter 3, what does the author say will be explored in the next chapter?
(a) How babies are made.
(b) Why babies are hard to keep alive.
(c) Why there are men and women.
(d) More ways that evolution can work against organisims.
9. Is attractiveness always the only criteria for mate selection?
(a) Yes, females are shallow.
(b) No, only when selection is plentiful.
(c) Yes, females don't like ugly people.
(d) No, females like important mates.
10. What are transposons?
(a) Out law genes.
(c) Weaker genes.
11. What is the main focus of the novel?
(a) To study asexual reproduction.
(b) To understand the advances in same-sex reproduction.
(c) Parts of human nature are products of sexual selection.
(d) To compare sexual and asexual reproduction.
12. To explain sex, scientists need to find ________________.
(a) Why people are attracted to one another.
(b) The reason for asexual reproduction.
(c) A new way for humans to mate.
(d) A reason for an individual organism to prefer sexual over asexual reproduction.
13. Why is the Vicar of Bray theory flawed?
(a) It does not take sexual reproduction into account.
(b) It was made up by someone who is not a scientist.
(c) It sees evolution as the goal of an organisim.
(d) It has been proven wrong over the centuries.
14. Instead of scientists concentrating on why humans are the way they are, they should concentrate on _________.
(a) A way to study humans without them knowing.
(b) How they got to be the way they are.
(c) Why humans are the way they are.
(d) Where humans live.
15. Who created the tangled bank theory?
(a) Richard Dawkins.
(b) Graham Bell.
(c) Leigh Van Valen.
(d) Charles Darwin.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do genes seek through the actions of the bodies that contain them?
2. What is the continuous arms race that occurs between organisms?
3. What kind of study does evolution become?
4. How does Chapter 5 begin?
5. What are the interests of most males?
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