Biological Evolution MCQ Quiz! Trivia

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Biological Evolution MCQ Quiz! Trivia

This is the Biological Evolution MCQ Quiz! There are different theories put in place to explain evolution. With the transfer of genes between populations new traits are bound to be observed by researchers which in some cases involves species adapting to new environments. Darwin’s theory of natural selection states that organisms that adapt to their environment survive for longer than those that don’t. Take up this quiz and refresh your understanding on evolution.


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. 
    Lamarck's theory of evolution included the idea that
    • A. 

      There is a natural force in all living things that pushes them toward perfection.

    • B. 

      Local catastrophes cause mass extinctions of species.

    • C. 

      Species are only produced through special creation.

    • D. 

      Species are fixed and unchanging over time.

  • 3. 
    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.

  • 4. 
    Natural selection was independently proposed as a means of evolution by Darwin and
    • A. 

      Lyell.

    • B. 

      Wallace.

    • C. 

      LeClerc.

    • D. 

      Lamarck.

  • 5. 
    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.

  • 6. 
    Evolution can be described as the change of species over time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Darwin produced the first known theory to explain evolution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      Fasle

  • 8. 
    Charles Darwin was the first one to consider the environment, migration, overcrowding, and isolation of populations as factors that could influence evolution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Darwin considered variations in a population to be the raw materials of evolution.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Malthus was a biologist who first suggested that variation provided the means by which populations adapt to their environment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      Fasle