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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What process does the existence of Dawkins' imagined early molecules closely resemble?
2. What would molecules that broke down other self-copying molecules and used their parts eventually become?
(b) Single-celled organisms.
(c) Inorganic materials.
3. In Dawkins' metaphor about DNA, how does he describe the creation of new DNA by sexual reproduction?
(a) Pages are torn out of different books and put together.
(b) Two books are combined into one two-volume work.
(c) Books from different shelves are mixed together on a new shelf.
(d) Two bookshelves are combined into one.
4. What does Dawkins compare point mutation to?
(a) A misprint on a book.
(b) A stray mark on a photocopy.
(c) A misspoken word.
(d) A card getting shuffled into the wrong deck.
5. How does Dawkins define communication?
(a) A learned behavior that is founded in genetic behaviors linking multiple gene machines.
(b) A gene behavior that allows cooperation between multiple gene machines.
(c) A gene behavior that helps one group of genes survive by influencing the behavior of another.
(d) A mutually learned behavior resulting from genetic behaviors that help groups of gene machines maintain cohesiveness.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the author say that human beings think of their own species?
2. In the science fiction story Dawkins cites, what do the instructions make?
3. What does the author suggest might be better wording than "survival of the fittest"?
4. Why does the author use the word "apparently" to describe selfish or unselfish behavior?
5. When a cell divides to make a new cell with identical DNA, what is the process called?
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