Biology Evolution Test

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10th grade Biology test on Evolution

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  • 1. 
    Tere are times and places when all 3 things required to maintain genetic equilibrium exist and evolution doesn't happen.
    • A. 


    • B. 


  • 2. 
    Name 1 condition required to maintain genetic equilibrium under the Hardy-Weinberg Principle

  • 3. 
    Traits that show stabalizing distribution and are determined by more than one gene are called

  • 4. 
    ___________ structures come from the same embryonic tissue.

  • 5. 
    Breeding cows that give the most milk or the fastest horses is an example of

  • 6. 
    Name five kinds of evidenc that support Darwin's theory of evolution:

  • 7. 
    Darwin's idea that each living species has descended with changes from other species over time is called

  • 8. 
    The ability of an organism to survive in its environment is called

  • 9. 
    Lamark proposed that organisms could alter the size or shape of their bodies through use or disuse and pass these traits on to their offspring. this idea is called

  • 10. 
    Genetic Drift happens in populations that are
    • A. 


    • B. 


  • 11. 
    Physical characteristics like walrus tusks and porcupine quills or behavioral characteristics like hibernating and living in herds are examples of inherited traits called ________ that help an organism to survive and reproduce in its environment.

  • 12. 
    In addition to observing living organims, Darwin studied the preserved remains of ancient organisms called

  • 13. 
    Name the island where Darwin observed finches, iguanas, and turtles that led to his Theory of Evolution.

  • 14. 
    A well supported testable explanation of phenomena that have occurred in the natural world is called a

  • 15. 
    The process in which organisms that are better suited to their environment survive and reproduce is called

  • 16. 
    A ___________ consists of all the different alleles present in a population

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of Darwin's theory of evolution?
    • A. 

      Organisms in a population show a natural variation in heritable traits.

    • B. 

      Organisms must compete for resources because organisms produce more offspring than can survive

    • C. 

      Species alive today are descended with modification from ancestral species that lived in the distant past

    • D. 

      Evolution unites all organisms into a single tree of life

    • E. 

      Acquired traits can be inherited

  • 18. 
    _________ organs are reduced in size and no longer function

  • 19. 
    Name the kind of macroevolution in which populations show a pattern of long stable periods interrupted by brief periods of rapid change.

  • 20. 
    A situation in which allele frequencies change as a result of the migration of a small subgroup of the population is known as the

  • 21. 
    Name the two scientists who came up with a mathematical equation to express the frequencies of alleles in a population

  • 22. 
    Name the naturalist whose ideas about evolution were similar to Darwin's and who prompted Darwin to publish his book "On the Origin of Species"

  • 23. 
    Another name for divergent evolution is

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