The Selfish Gene Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


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


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


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


According to Dawkins' book, could memes become part of the brain's structure? (from Chapter 11)


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

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