Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the solution of the individually rational genes?
2. Why is asexual reproduction a less risky option for an organism?
(a) It is not less risky.
(b) There will be no one competing.
(c) There is no seeking out mates or the risk of being rejected.
(d) All the clones will be healthy.
3. What type of civilization do the New Guinea tribes have?
(b) Hunter gatherers.
(d) Democratic governments.
4. What is one way of good gene replication that the author mentions?
(c) Asexual reproduction.
5. Organisms that reproduce sexually will pass immunity or defenses down to whom?
(a) Their spouses.
(b) Their descendants.
(c) No one.
(d) Their friends.
6. When is maleness a reproductive advantage?
(a) All the time, no matter what the relationship.
(b) In polygamous groups, such as monkeys.
(c) In monogamous relationships.
(d) In homosexual relationships.
7. Due to the ________________, traits that increase reproductive successes will spread and those that do not will expire.
(a) Low pregnancy rate.
(b) Slow genetics of men.
(c) Evolutionary arms race.
(d) High pregnancy rate.
8. What is the only way to understand why evolution is the way it is?
(a) To negate human nature.
(b) Study the twists and turns of the evolutionary story.
(c) Study creationists theories.
(d) To ignore its history.
9. What is the continuous arms race that occurs between organisms?
(a) Once an advantage is gained, the loser will adapt to negate the advantage.
(b) World War II.
(c) No one can catch up.
(d) People will try to kill one another so that their genes may carry on.
10. What are the interests of most males?
(a) Taking care of their mate and offspring.
(b) Impregnating as many women as possible.
(c) Being a good father.
(d) Being faithful to one female.
11. In the author's opinion, what is not the primary goal of an organism?
(d) Killing one another.
12. In Chapter 5, the animals are unsure of _____________.
(a) The male knowing if the egg is his.
(b) Passing desirable genes to offspring.
(c) What their mate thinks of them.
(d) Being able to find a suitable mate.
13. Who cannot compete with males?
(a) Masculine females.
(d) Other males.
14. What are out law genes?
(a) Genes which cannot be passed down.
(b) Genes that act like viruses and hijack chromosones.
(c) Genes that will definitely be passed down.
(d) Genes that are weak.
15. Is attractiveness always the only criteria for mate selection?
(a) Yes, females are shallow.
(b) No, females like important mates.
(c) No, only when selection is plentiful.
(d) Yes, females don't like ugly people.
Short Answer Questions
1. Males are interested in increasing the _________ of sexual partners whereas women are interested in increasing the ________ of sexual partners.
2. What happens if a virus attacks a population of clones?
3. Why is the Vicar of Bray theory flawed?
4. What is lekking?
5. How do males harm themselves?
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