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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 solution of the individually rational genes?
(a) Asexuality.
(b) Polygamy.
(c) Gender.
(d) Celibacy.

2. How does Chapter 5 begin?
(a) With the story of a fisherman.
(b) With observations about pine moles.
(c) With an explanation of courtship.
(d) With mating behavior of Australian brush turkeys.

3. Pre- Darwinian thinkers such as _____________ believed that evolution was a process of individual adaptations that were later passed down to ancestors.
(a) Charles Darwin.
(b) Richard Dawkins.
(c) Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.
(d) Russel Wallace.

4. What is the bdelloid rotifer?
(a) A genetically engineered organism.
(b) A type of animal that produces asexually.
(c) An organism that lacks certain genes.
(d) A microscopic animal that can live in any kind of water.

5. In Chapter 5, the animals are unsure of _____________.
(a) What their mate thinks of them.
(b) Being able to find a suitable mate.
(c) The male knowing if the egg is his.
(d) Passing desirable genes to offspring.

Short Answer Questions

1. High status individuals tend to have __________.

2. Through sexual reproduction, what are offspring dealt?

3. What do scientists want to discover about genetic mixing?

4. What does being fast allow for a gazelle to do?

5. What did Zahavi, a scientist, theorize about reproduction mating?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the book named after the Red Queen?

2. What does the Red Queen Theory state?

3. Why are out law genes interesting?

4. Who developed the Red Queen Theory?

5. What is a bdelloid rotifer?

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

7. What is perplexing about sexual reproduction?

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

9. How do sperm sometimes kill the egg?

10. What does the Martian visitor that observes Earth wonder about?

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