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)


What attribute of male birds of paradise does Zahavi say is a kind of boast that even with a dangerous physical characteristic, the bird is strong enough to survive? (from Chapter 9)


According to the relatedness calculations in the book, how closely related is an individual to a cousin? (from Chapter 6)


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


In Dawkins' description, how does a retaliator behave? (from Chapter 5)

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