The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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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 is the male to female ratio?
(a) 2:1.
(b) 1:1.
(c) 1:2.
(d) 1:3.

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

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

4. Why do genes exist?
(a) They are the descendants of previous genes.
(b) They insure that the species survives.
(c) They are used to carry DNA mappings.
(d) They pass viruses down.

5. Males are interested in increasing the _________ of sexual partners whereas women are interested in increasing the ________ of sexual partners.
(a) Number, percentage.
(b) Quality, number.
(c) Percentage, number.
(d) Number, quality.

Short Answer Questions

1. In most species, what do many females mostly prefer in males?

2. Sexual reproduction benefits _____________.

3. What have scientists discovered about sexual reproduction versus asexual reproduction?

4. To understand human nature, what must we understand?

5. Sexual reproduction is ___________ to keep the parasites and diseases off guard by creating new variations through each generation.

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens if a man thinks his female has been cheating?

2. What does female physiology support?

3. What did Freud believe concerning incest?

4. Explain the story of the fisherman.

5. Unfortunately, what is very common in many primate groups?

6. How is the theory supported by science?

7. How would a pre-Darwin think explain why giraffes have long necks?

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

9. What is a bdelloid rotifer?

10. How do sperm sometimes kill the egg?

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