The Selfish Gene Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


In the example that Dawkins gives, what do pigs sometimes do to the runt of the litter? (from Chapter 8)


In the natural world, which gender does Dawkins identify as more likely to select the other for breeding? (from Chapter 9)


What hazard does the author identify in killing a rival? (from Chapter 5)


In Dawkins' discussion, why do baby birds scream? (from Chapter 8)


How does Dawkins postulate that animals judge relatedness? (from Chapter 6)

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