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Question 1: Additionally, they produce more ________ at a faster rate than men.
AutoantibodyAntibodyAdaptive immune systemImmune system

Question 2: An extreme example of sexual dimorphism is found in the genus Osedax of ________ worms, which lives on whale falls.

Question 3: In 1871 ________ advanced the theory of sexual selection, which related sexual dimorphism with sexual selection.
Charles DarwinCharles Darwin's educationCharles Darwin's religious viewsEvolution

Question 4: Women typically have more white blood cells (stored and circulating), more ________ and B and T lymphocytes.
Neutrophil granulocyteGranulocytePhagocyteEosinophil granulocyte

Question 5: The ________ is about 6 percent higher in adolescent boys than girls and increases to about 10 percent higher after puberty.
Basal metabolic rateMetabolismHeartbeat hypothesisAutonomic nervous system

Question 6: Development of such characters could not at first be explained in terms of simple ________.
Charles DarwinNatural selectionEvolutionPopulation genetics

Question 7: Women tend to convert more food into ________, while men convert more into muscle and expendable circulating energy reserves.
Trans fatLipidFatFatty acid

Question 8: Among vertebrates, sexual dimorphism is particularly apparent in ________ and most gamefowl.

Question 9: These differences lead to faster healing of ________ and higher peripheral pain tolerance.

Question 10: They have larger ________, 10 percent higher red blood cell count, higher hemoglobin, hence greater oxygen-carrying capacity.
Circulatory systemTorsoHeartLymphatic system

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