The Selfish Gene Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


In Dawkins' discussion, what is the detriment of raising offspring, if there is something wrong with it? (from Chapter 8)


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


Why does Dawkins say individuals within a species interact more with each other than with other species? (from Chapter 5)


What is the most stable type of behavior in the computer simulations of ESS? (from Chapter 5)


What does Dawkins speculate might be a reason a female animal could be tricked into raising a child that is not her own? (from Chapter 6)

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