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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Asexual reproduction allows an individual to spread its gene over a large population.
(c) Asexual reproduction is easier.
(d) Sexual reproduction is easier.

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

3. How does Chapter 2 begin?
(a) Information about the author.
(b) With diagrams.
(c) With a fictional account of a Martian visitor.
(d) An explanation of sexual reproduction.

4. Although it becomes clear that sex is necessary to avoid parasites, what question remains?
(a) How sex works.
(b) Why sex works the way it does.
(c) Why people enjoy sex.
(d) Whether or not sex is the best way to reproduce.

5. How do males harm themselves?
(a) Status games.
(b) Uneasy violence.
(c) Uneasy violence and status games.
(d) Suicide.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the chief competitor to the tangled bank theory and lottery theory?

3. What are transposons?

4. What is the bdelloid rotifer?

5. When is maleness a reproductive advantage?

Short Essay Questions

1. From a biologist's point of view, why is sexual reproduction not as successful as asexual?

2. What is the lottery theory?

3. Explain the story of the fisherman.

4. What secondary quality do men look for in women?

5. To what is the human genome often compared?

6. Why is there a ratio of 1:1 in males and females?

7. What is interesting about the creator of the Vicar of Bray creator?

8. Who developed the Red Queen Theory?

9. When is it even more important for a female to find a good mate?

10. After the Vicar of Bray theory, what did scientists try to prove?

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