Chapter 6: Changes Over Time

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Time Management Quizzes & Trivia

One of the ways in which we use to see into the past is finds of fossils and get a glimpse of what it was like before the inventions that we have today. In chapter six we get to take a trip down in history and see the changes over time. The quiz below is designed to see just how much you know all the best and keep revising the topics!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is considered a scientific theory?
    • A. 

      Radioactive dating

    • B. 

      Fossil record

    • C. 

      Evolution

    • D. 

      Overproduction

  • 2. 
    A fossil made of hardened minerals in the shape of the original organism or one of its parts is called a(n)
    • A. 

      Mold

    • B. 

      Variation

    • C. 

      Cast

    • D. 

      Amber

  • 3. 
    On the Beagle, Charles Darwin's job was to
    • A. 

      Study the formation of the Galapagos Island

    • B. 

      Learn about the living things he saw on the voyage

    • C. 

      Make a map of the world

    • D. 

      Find evidence of extinct species

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a type of evidence used by scientists to determine evolutionary relationships?
    • A. 

      The location of island in an ocean

    • B. 

      The order of aminoacids in a protein

    • C. 

      The way in which fossils formed

    • D. 

      The food an organism eats

  • 5. 
    The technique that allows scientists to determine the actual age of a fossil is called
    • A. 

      Radioactive dating

    • B. 

      Gradualism

    • C. 

      Natural selection

    • D. 

      Relative dating

  • 6. 
    An adaptation is any trait that helps an organism
    • A. 

      Survive and reproduce

    • B. 

      Fight better

    • C. 

      Overproduce variations

    • D. 

      Become larger and stronger

  • 7. 
    A species is a group of similar organisms that can
    • A. 

      Successfully compete against other species

    • B. 

      Overproduce helpful traits

    • C. 

      Adapt to new environmental conditions

    • D. 

      Mate and produce fertile offspring

  • 8. 
    According to this theory, species evolve during short periods of rapid change
    • A. 

      Evolution

    • B. 

      Punctuated equilibria

    • C. 

      Natural selection

    • D. 

      Pangea

  • 9. 
    Is the effect caused by limited food and other resources
    • A. 

      Overproduction

    • B. 

      Competition

    • C. 

      Variation

    • D. 

      Fossil

  • 10. 
    A diagram that shows how scientists think different groups of organisms are related is called
    • A. 

      Branching tree

    • B. 

      Evolution tree

    • C. 

      Tree of animal life

    • D. 

      Darwin's tree

  • 11. 
    Any difference between individuals of the same species is called variation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The millions of fossils that scientists have collected make up the fossil record
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Only traits that are learned can be acted upon natural selection
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Related species have similar body structures because they inherited the same genes from a common ancestor
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The largest span of time in the Geologic Time Scale is the Mesozoic Era
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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