Evolution Quiz

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 Evolution Quiz
The quiz will basically be based on Darwin's theory of natural selection, Evolution, and Evolution of enviromental adaptation

  
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  • 1. 
    According to Darwin' s theory of natural selection,individuals who survive are the ones best adapted for their enviroment.Their survival is due to the?
    • A. 

      Possession of inherited adaptations that maximize fitness

    • B. 

      Competing with other species

    • C. 

      Adaptation to their habitat

    • D. 

      Dawin 's theory of natural selection


  • 2. 
    When a farmer selects and breeds his or her best livestock, the process invovled is?
    • A. 

      Natural selection

    • B. 

      Artifical selection

    • C. 

      Selective breeding

    • D. 

      Nature' s callin


  • 3. 
    According to Darwin's theory of natural selection, the individuals that tend to survive are those that have?
    • A. 

      More offspring

    • B. 

      Variations best suited for that enviroment

    • C. 

      Smaller beaks

    • D. 

      Long necks


  • 4. 
    Which of the following phrases best describes the result of natural selection?
    • A. 

      Long neck giraffes gettin food frm a tall tree

    • B. 

      White tail deer living in a snowy area

    • C. 

      Species living in different locations

    • D. 

      Changes in the inherited characteristics of a population over time


  • 5. 
    A factor that is necessary for the formation of a new species is?
    • A. 

      Species isolation

    • B. 

      Selective breeding

    • C. 

      Natural selection

    • D. 

      Different mating behaviors


  • 6. 
    Two related species of salamanders were found living on opposite sides of a mountain. One species lives in along a shady forest stream on the leaf covered-ground and is brown with dark green spots. The other species live along the bright, sandy banks of a larger river is light tan in color.What is most likely cause of the diffrences between these two speces of salamander?
    • A. 

      Different habtats

    • B. 

      Mating seasons

    • C. 

      Predatation

    • D. 

      Competiton


  • 7. 
    The finches of the Galapagos islands come in different size and have different beak shapes. What is the most likely reason for the specialization of these finches?
    • A. 

      Had very large beaks

    • B. 

      Beaks formed to eat different foods

    • C. 

      Ancestors had different shapes of beaks

    • D. 

      Had small beaks


  • 8. 
    Ostriches and penguins are examples of fightless birds. These species are closely related to robins, hawks, and other birds that use their wings for flght. What is most likely the reason ostriches and penguins do not have the gift of flight?
    • A. 

      They both are too dumb to fly

    • B. 

      They both can fly but choose not to

    • C. 

      Ostriches and penguins occupy niches in their ecosystems that dont require flight

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 9. 
    During the Industrial Revolution in Britain, many new factories were built which released dark clouds of smoke into the air. Dark grey moths survived attacks by birds more often than their light grey neighbors. Over time, light grey moths disappeared from the area.This chnge in population is an example of:
    • A. 

      Selective breeding

    • B. 

      Natural selection

    • C. 

      Genetic engineering

    • D. 

      Cloning


  • 10. 
    Many people make their living by mating male and female english springer spaniels that exhibit certain characteristics and selling their offspring. These individuals are making their living using the process of:
    • A. 

      Cloning

    • B. 

      Natural selection

    • C. 

      Genetic engineering

    • D. 

      Selective breeding


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