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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Zahavi, a scientist, theorize about reproduction mating?
2. What is the bdelloid rotifer?
3. At the end of Chapter 3, what does the author say will be explored in the next chapter?
4. What is the "sexy-sons" theory?
5. What are transposons?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why are out law genes interesting?
2. Explain the story of the fisherman.
3. When is it even more important for a female to find a good mate?
4. What is perplexing about sexual reproduction?
5. What does the sexy sons theory say?
6. After the Vicar of Bray theory, what did scientists try to prove?
7. Why do males want to be with many females?
8. What does sexual reproduction mostly consist of?
9. Why is there a ratio of 1:1 in males and females?
10. To what is the human genome often compared?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In your own words, define gene outcrossing. How does sexual reproduction cause gene outcrossing to occur? Why is gene outcrossing a positive thing for many populations?
Essay Topic 2
Why has sexual intercourse become a private matter among many humans? Is this a societal constraint that we have imposed on ourselves? Or, is it something that was biologically programmed into us? How does this aspect make us different from other species?
Essay Topic 3
Why does Ridley think that intelligence and language developed between human beings? Does he think that without this prompting, there would be no language?
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