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

Matt Ridley
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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. How does Chapter 2 begin?

2. What gender contains all cytoplasmic genes?

3. Through sexual reproduction, what are offspring dealt?

4. What is the solution of the individually rational genes?

5. What do genes seek through the actions of the bodies that contain them?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the story of the fisherman.

2. To what is the human genome often compared?

3. Why are out law genes interesting?

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

5. Who developed the Red Queen Theory?

6. What is the lottery theory?

7. After the Vicar of Bray theory, what did scientists try to prove?

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

9. When is it even more important for a female to find a good mate?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How, in Ridley's eyes, is polygamy a successful situation for sexual reproduction? Explain. Why do most modern societies oppose polygamy? If a group of people wants to be polygamous, do you think they should be able to do so?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Ridley think that intelligence and language developed between human beings? Does he think that without this prompting, there would be no language?

Essay Topic 3

As cheaters get caught, what happens to their ability to cheat? How does the Red Queen Theory say that cheaters will react to improved cheating detectors? Do you agree?

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