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

2. The gender ratio is ___________ as an evolutionary pressure in humans.
(a) Harmful.
(b) Undeniable.
(c) Weak.
(d) Strong.

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

4. What do genes seek through the actions of the bodies that contain them?
(a) Replication.
(b) Change.
(c) Evolution.
(d) To be upgraded.

5. Sexual reproduction is ___________ to keep the parasites and diseases off guard by creating new variations through each generation.
(a) Not able.
(b) An inefficient means.
(c) An attempt.
(d) Not an easy way.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do organisms compete during evolution?

2. What is the "sexy-sons" theory?

3. What is one way of good gene replication that the author mentions?

4. Of course, both males and females have a (an) ________ to deceive the other sex to promote their own attractiveness.

5. Although it becomes clear that sex is necessary to avoid parasites, what question remains?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. To what is the human genome often compared?

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

4. What does the Red Queen Theory state?

5. How does the book begin and why is it important?

6. What is the tangled bank theory?

7. Who changed the discussions concerning evolution after the 19th century?

8. What does the sexy sons theory say?

9. What is perplexing about sexual reproduction?

10. What is the lottery theory?

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