Biology Final - Evolution

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Biology Final - Evolution

Quiz to study for Biology Final


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is NOT evidence supporting evolution?
    • A. 

      Comparative Anatomy

    • B. 

      Comparative Homology

    • C. 

      Comparative Embryology

    • D. 

      Comparative Biochemsitry

    • E. 

      Fossil Evidence

  • 2. 
    What is the name of the principle that states, "More recently deposted strata are on top of older strata of sedimentary rock"?
    • A. 

      Principle of Lithification

    • B. 

      Principle of Layerification

    • C. 

      Principle of Sedimentaration

    • D. 

      Principle of Superposition

    • E. 

      Principle of Lathification

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a principle of natural selection?
    • A. 

      The more advantages you have, the more likely you will survive/reproduce

    • B. 

      More individuals are born than can survive

    • C. 

      There are inherited variations in the population

    • D. 

      Individuals with variations that give them an advantage are more likely to survive and reproduce

    • E. 

      More individuals in the next generation will have the advantageous genes and trait

  • 4. 
    In this type of natural selection graph, the weak are eleimated/less suited to their environment, and the graph moves in one direction.
    • A. 

      Directional Selection

    • B. 

      Stabilizing Selection

    • C. 

      Disruptive Selection

  • 5. 
    Two gene pools are located in different areas of the globe. This would be an example of...
    • A. 

      Divergent Evolution

    • B. 

      Geographic Evolution

    • C. 

      Reproductive Evolution

  • 6. 
    Coevolution is....
    • A. 

      When two populations grow in the same area

    • B. 

      When one population is wiped out by another population

    • C. 

      When two populations mimic their evolutionary patterns

    • D. 

      When one population grows in response to the other

  • 7. 
    When extinction occurs and there is a period of rapid speciazation, this is called...
    • A. 

      Speciazation

    • B. 

      Adaptive Radiation

    • C. 

      Covergent Evolution

    • D. 

      Punctuated Equilibrium

    • E. 

      Inferring Phylogeny

  • 8. 
    What is taxonomy?
    • A. 

      The science of evolution

    • B. 

      The science of speciazation

    • C. 

      The science of classification

    • D. 

      The science of fossil recording

  • 9. 
    What do taxonomists do?
    • A. 

      They group together species into genus based homologies based on evidence from the fossil record

    • B. 

      They classify a bunch of living things and divide them into kingdoms based on their differences

    • C. 

      They group together species based on their similiarities and differences

    • D. 

      They group together living things based on their characteristics and past phylogeny

  • 10. 
    What does a phylogentic tree show?
    • A. 

      The link between one organism to the next

    • B. 

      The history of several populations, and which population evolved from what

    • C. 

      A comparison of relationships between many populations

    • D. 

      Evolutionary relationships based on a variety of types of evidence

  • 11. 
    In order for the earliest life forms to evolve, what must been there first?
    • A. 

      Prokaryotic Cells - they couldn't use respiration at all, formed ER and nuclear envelope, had to eat aerobic heterotrophs to evolve

    • B. 

      Prokaryotic Cells - they couldn't use respiration without oxygen, formed ER and nuclear envelope, had to eat aerobic heterotrophs to evolve

    • C. 

      Eukaryotic Cells - used mitochondria and chloroplast to make oxygen, thus give the cells oxygen to use aerobic respiration

    • D. 

      Eukaryotic Cells - came before prokaryotic cells, first made oxygen using ER and nuclear envelope, then ate aerobic heterotrophs which made prokaryotic cells

  • 12. 
    Vestingial structures had no....
    • A. 

      Tail

    • B. 

      Homologous structures

    • C. 

      Backbone

    • D. 

      Arms