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1. In Hamilton's opinion, how should reproductive success be measured?

  • At the level of the genes not the species, group or individual
  • Types of species
  • In relation to the individual you show an altruistic act
  • Those we share less genes with, the individual and groups
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2. What is the key concept of the Darwinian theory?

  • Survival of fittest and reproductive sucess
  • Survival of the weak not strong
  • Species survival through the death of competing species
  • Survival of the strongest

3. What is Altruism?

  • The process in which all humans do a self sacrificing act
  • The survival of one species through sacrificing resources
  • Self sacrificing behaviour - the donor incurs reproductive cost (c) while the recipient incurs reproductive benefit (b)
  • The hinderance if reproductive success to the recipient

4. Why can it be argued that altruism is not pro evolutionary?

  • It is not evolutionary stable strategy ESS
  • If all humans and species did altruistic acts our species would fail to flourish
  • Overtime human beings and other species have evolved to be self sufficient
  • None of the above

5. What is the coefficient of relatedness between two siblings?

  • 75 percent or 0.75
  • 50 percent or 0.5
  • 25 percent or 0.25
  • 100 percent


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