AP Bio Ch 18 Darwin & Evolution

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AP Bio Ch 18 Darwin & Evolution

Living organisms have descended with modifications from species that lived before them. Charles Darwin's theory of evolution changed the way we understood our place in the world. How much do you understand the theory and reasons to back it up? Take up the fun quiz below and get to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Darwin's theory of natural selection to explain evolution is also known as
    • A. 

      Descent with modification.

    • B. 

      Inheritance of acquired characteristics.

    • C. 

      Uniformitarianism.

    • D. 

      Catastrophism.

  • 2. 
    Most of Darwin's observations about changes in species over time and in different environments took place in and near
    • A. 

      North America.

    • B. 

      Africa.

    • C. 

      South America.

    • D. 

      Asia.

    • E. 

      Australia.

  • 3. 
    Natural selection was independently proposed as a means of evolution by Darwin and
    • A. 

      Lyell.

    • B. 

      Wallace.

    • C. 

      LeClerc.

    • D. 

      Lamarck.

  • 4. 
    Darwin's observation that there were Patagonian hares but no rabbits in South America was most closely related to his consideration of
    • A. 

      Comparative anatomy.

    • B. 

      Biogeography.

    • C. 

      The fossil record.

    • D. 

      Comparative embryology.

    • E. 

      Comparative biochemistry.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Darwin considered variations in a population to be the raw materials of evolution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Malthus was a biologist who first suggested that variation provided the means by which populations adapt to their environment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      Fasle