Biology 2013 Pak 7-ch 13 Self-test Quiz For Many Many Points

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Biology 2013 Pak 7-ch 13 Self-test Quiz For Many Many Points

This is a short quiz over the MAJOR concepts in Chapter 13, The Theory of Evolution. Don't forget to type in your name , period, and grader's last name to make sure you get credit.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Natural selection is the process by which  
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      Acquired traits are passed on from one generation to the next.

    • C. 

      Organisms with traits well suited to their environment survive and reproduce at a greater rate than less well-adapted organisms in the same environment

    • D. 

      The age of selected fossils is calculated.

  • 2. 
    Natural selection could not occur without
    • A. 

      Environmental changes.

    • B. 

      Genetic variation in species.

    • C. 

      Competition for unlimited resources.

    • D. 

      Gradual warming of Earth.

  • 3. 
    Natural selection causes
    • A. 

      Changes in the environment.

    • B. 

      Plants and animals to produce more offspring than can survive.

    • C. 

      Changes in the frequency of certain alleles in a population.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Evidence for evolution includes all of the following except
    • A. 

      Punctuated sedimentation.

    • B. 

      Similarities and differences in protein and DNA sequences between organisms.

    • C. 

      The fossil record.

    • D. 

      Homologous structures.

  • 5. 
    The major idea that Darwin presented in his book The Origin of Species was that
    • A. 

      Species changed over time and never competed with each other.

    • B. 

      Species changed over time by natural selection.

    • C. 

      Animals changed, but plants remained the same.

    • D. 

      Elephants and bacteria changed constantly.

  • 6. 
    Organisms well suited to their environment
    • A. 

      Need less food than organisms less suited to that environment.

    • B. 

      Always live longer than organisms less suited to that environment.

    • C. 

      Reproduce at a greater rate than those less suited to the same environment.

    • D. 

      Are always larger than organisms less suited to that environment.

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