Sexual Selection: Definition & Forms


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When a female peacock chooses a male peacock with a large, colorful tail, it is an example of what?

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1. Which of the following is an example of sexual dimorphism?

2. Having a brightly colored tail makes male peacocks more visible to predators. Why would a female peacock select a male with a large, brightly colored tail?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examine your proficiency to understand the characteristics of sexual selection. The quiz will test your knowledge of sexual dimorphism and an example of intrasexual selection.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be evaluated on the following:

  • Examples of sexual dimorphism
  • The reason why female peacocks select males with large brightly colored tails
  • An example of intrasexual selection
  • The difference between intra and inter

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following abilities:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as intra and inter
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding why female peacocks pick males with colorful tails
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on sexual selection

Additional Learning

To recall concepts related to procreating, read through the brief lesson called Sexual Selection: Definition & Forms. The lesson will guide you to:

  • Identify what sexual selection is and what the theory suggests
  • Distinguish differences between intersexual selection and intrasexual selection
  • Recall characteristics of sexual dimorphism