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The Selfish Gene: Quiz


Question 1:
Which of the following fields did The Selfish Gene pursue?

Question 2:
When was The Selfish Gene released?

Question 3:

Question 4:

Question 5: [5] Proponents argue that the central point, that the gene is the unit of selection, usefully completes and extends the explanation of evolution given by ________ before the basic mechanisms of genetics were understood.
Charles Darwin's educationCharles DarwinNatural selectionCharles Darwin's religious views

Question 6: (An anniversary edition of The Selfish Gene was also published as mentioned above.) In March 2006, a special event entitled The Selfish Gene: Thirty Years On was held at the ________.
University of BristolKing's College LondonUniversity of CambridgeLondon School of Economics

Question 7: Likewise, the existence of ________ that provides no benefit to its host, once a puzzle, can be more easily explained.
Noncoding DNANon-coding RNAIntronProtein

Question 8: Prior to the 1960s, it was common for such behaviour to be explained in terms of ________, where the benefits to the organism or even population were supposed to account for the popularity of the genes responsible for the tendency towards that behaviour.
Evolutionary psychologyGroup selectionSociobiologyKin selection

Question 9: An organism is expected to evolve to maximize its ________—the number of copies of its genes passed on globally (rather than by a particular individual).
Evolutionary psychologyKin selectionInclusive fitnessRichard Dawkins

Question 10: Richard Dawkins discusses The Selfish Gene on the BBC ________
World Book ClubSalman RushdieOrange Prize for FictionMan Booker Prize


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