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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 one way of good gene replication that the author mentions?
(a) Asexual reproduction.
(b) Fission.
(c) Sex.
(d) Viruses.

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

3. What type of civilization do the New Guinea tribes have?
(a) Hunter gatherers.
(b) Scavengers.
(c) Democratic governments.
(d) Hunters.

4. What is sexual selection?
(a) Irrational mating between humans.
(b) Selection based on the strength of a mate.
(c) Selection based on the appeal of a potential mate.
(d) Random mating between humans.

5. Ever since _____________ in the late 19th century, scientists have understood that all life forms are a product of biological evolution.
(a) Russel Wallace.
(b) Charles Darwin.
(c) Richard Dawkins.
(d) Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Sexual reproduction benefits _____________.

3. What is the continuous arms race that occurs between organisms?

4. What will happen to create more female babies in Chinese and Indian societies?

5. According to the author and other research, who should have a better evolutionary outcome?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the history of evolution a never ending arms race?

2. Why are hermaphrodites unstable?

3. Why do genes exist in the first place?

4. Why do males want to be with many females?

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

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

7. What would lead a woman to pick a man based on looks?

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

9. How do sperm sometimes kill the egg?

10. To what is the human genome often compared?

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