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

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

2. How does Chapter 2 begin?

3. How do males harm themselves?

4. Through sexual reproduction, what are offspring dealt?

5. What are out law genes?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does sexual reproduction mostly consist of?

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

4. What does the sexy sons theory say?

5. What is interesting about the mating skills of the Australian bush turkeys?

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

7. What is the tangled bank theory?

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

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

10. Why do genes exist in the first place?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Male Australian turkeys build spectacular mounds. They build these mounds to attract females. When a female shares a mound with a turkey, she is saying she will give him offspring. In this case, how have mound building skills changed?

What has now become important about mound building skills?

Essay Topic 2

How has biology intervened to change our ideas of what is beautiful or attractive? Why are men more attracted to thinner women, while women prefer an attractive man who has high status? Give reasons for your answers.

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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