The Selfish Gene Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


What chance does a parent have of giving a particular gene to a child? (from Chapter 6)


What does Dawkins say memes seem closest to, in terms of genetics? (from Chapter 11)


How does Dawkins define communication? (from Chapter 4)


According to Dawkins, how might a gene that normally does something selfish end in doing something unselfish? (from Chapter 4)


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

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