Evidence Of Evolution: Trivia Facts Quiz!

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Evidence Of Evolution: Trivia Facts Quiz!

What do you know about the evidence of evolution? Do you think you can pass this quiz? A variation in the heritable characteristics of biological populaces over successive generations. These traits are the expressions of genes that are passed down from parent to offspring during reproduction. Different characteristics tend to occur within any given population. See how much you understand about evidence of evolution by taking this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Natural selection can best be defined as ...
    • A. 

      The survival of the biggest and strongest

    • B. 

      Elimination of the weakest organisms

    • C. 

      The survival of organisms that occupy the largest area

    • D. 

      The survival of organisms that have adaptations that make them better suited to their environment

  • 2. 
    A change in a population of organisms over time is called ...
    • A. 

      Adaptation

    • B. 

      Evolution

    • C. 

      Natural selection

    • D. 

      Artificial selection

  • 3. 
    What group of islands did Darwin investigate on his voyage around the world?
    • A. 

      Galapagoes

    • B. 

      Aleutians

    • C. 

      Hawaii

    • D. 

      Phillipines

  • 4. 
    Vestigial structures are present in many organisms because ...
    • A. 

      They will be useful some day.

    • B. 

      They are useful but we don't know what they're used for.

    • C. 

      They were present in an organism's ancestors.

    • D. 

      They are the result of random mutations.

  • 5. 
    Birds and moths both have wings, but their wings are made differently. Why?
    • A. 

      Birds and moths are close relatives.

    • B. 

      Birds and moths share a common environment.

    • C. 

      Birds and moths have different habitats.

    • D. 

      Birds and moths do not share a close ancestor.

  • 6. 
    Why are there the same number of bones in the wing of a bird and the front legs of a cat?
    • A. 

      They share a common ancestor.

    • B. 

      They happen to need the same number of bones in those structures.

    • C. 

      The same number of bones happened by accident.

    • D. 

      The reason is unknown to science.

  • 7. 
    The remains and traces of past life are called ___.
    • A. 

      Imprints

    • B. 

      Casts

    • C. 

      Molds

    • D. 

      Fossils

  • 8. 
    In a series of rock layers, the most primitive fossils will normally be found ...
    • A. 

      In the top layer

    • B. 

      In the bottom layer

    • C. 

      In the middle layers

    • D. 

      Scattered evenly throughout all the layers

  • 9. 
    If organisms had not evolved, how would their fossils be arranged within the sedimentary rock layers?
    • A. 

      The most primitive would be on top.

    • B. 

      The most primitive would be on the bottom.

    • C. 

      All the fossils would be scattered evenly through every rock layer.

    • D. 

      There would be no fossils in the rock layers.

  • 10. 
    Evolution happens through the process of ...
    • A. 

      Artificial selection

    • B. 

      Natural selection

    • C. 

      Mimicry

    • D. 

      Embryology