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Biology: Ch. 17 Test

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Biology: Ch. 17 Test

  
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1.  Which of the following uses mutation rates to measure evolutionary time?
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2.  In the Linnaean system of classification, which of the following is most commonly defined as a group of organisms that can breed and produce offspring?
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3.  How many kingdoms are there in the most current tree of life?
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4.  Organisms are named and classified based on physical characteristics in:
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5.  How many domains are there in the most current tree of life?
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6.  Which of the following is the most abundant group of organisms on Earth?
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7.  How many nodes are shown in the cladogram in Figure 17.1?
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8.  Which of the following types of evidence is considered the most accurate in classifying organisms, according to the majority of scientists?
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9.  The name Canis lupis is an example of:
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10.  Which of the following is the most specific taxon shared by the ashy-headed goose, Chloephaga poliocephala, and the ruddy-headed goose, Chloephaga rubidiceps?
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11.  In the cladogram in Figure 17.1, what type of information would go in the area labeled B?
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12.  Which of the following phrases describes a taxon?
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13.  Which of the following contains the most members?
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14.  In the cladogram in Figure 17.1, what represents the common ancestor of all the included species?
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15.  Figure 17.2 shows one set of genetic differences between humans and other animals. By this measure, which listed species is most related to humans?
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16.  Which of the following lists Linnaean taxa in the correct order from general to specific?
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17.  Which type of molecular clock is used to measure evolutionary time between the most distantly related organisms?
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18.  The modern classification system is mainly based on:
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19.  In the blank cladogram in Figure 17.1, what type of information would go on the lines labeled A?
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20.  Which domain contains all organisms that have a nucleus?
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21.  Figure 17.2 shows differences between humans and other animals at a molecular level. By this measure, which listed species is least related to humans?
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