Evolution, Speciation, And Natural Selection

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Evolution, Speciation, And Natural Selection - Quiz

Each question is worth 2 points for a total of 30 points.  You will have 20 minutes once you begin the quiz.  You will not be able to close the quiz and re-open, pause, or retake the quiz, so be ready before you start. You may use any resources at your disposal, but must work alone.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Whale species differ in how they communicate, and therefore do not recognize one another as potential mates.  This is _______ speciation.
    • A. 

      Allopatric

    • B. 

      Temporal

    • C. 

      Behavioral

    • D. 

      Geographic

  • 2. 
    Camels are believed to have originated on which continent before spreading to other areas of the world?
    • A. 

      North America

    • B. 

      South America

    • C. 

      Asia

    • D. 

      Australia

  • 3. 
    Velociraptor and Tyrranosaurus were species of _________ which some believe were the first group of reptilians to develop feathers.
    • A. 

      Birds

    • B. 

      Allosaurs

    • C. 

      Synapsids

    • D. 

      Theropods

  • 4. 
    Which is true?
    • A. 

      Cats have adapted greater jaw pressure than canines for hunting and killing

    • B. 

      Cats have poor night vision because of photoreceptors spread out on the back of their large retinas

    • C. 

      Lions and tigers are examples of cats that chase over long distances rather than ambush

    • D. 

      All of the above are true

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is the largest species of animal to have ever lived on Earth?
    • A. 

      Blue whale

    • B. 

      Elephant

    • C. 

      Brachiosaurus

    • D. 

      Megalodon

  • 6. 
    3 million years ago a land bridge connected which two continents, and altered global ocean and wind circulation patterns?
    • A. 

      North America and Asia

    • B. 

      Europe and Africa

    • C. 

      South America and North America

    • D. 

      Australia and Asia

  • 7. 
       In the above image we see an example of what kind of speciation?
    • A. 

      Temporal speciation

    • B. 

      Geographic speciation

    • C. 

      Behavioral speciation

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    As the glaciers of the last ice age retreated to the north, the oceans rose and submerged this critical land bridge which connected North America to Asia.
    • A. 

      Doggerland Bridge

    • B. 

      Isthmus of Panama

    • C. 

      Bering Strait Land Bridge

    • D. 

      Banff Land Bridge

  • 9. 
    While both species of deer, moose and white-tailed deer do not reproduce because of different mate selection and courtship routines.  This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Allopatric speciation

    • B. 

      Geographic speciation

    • C. 

      Temporal speciation

    • D. 

      Behavioral speciation

  • 10. 
    The process of evolution gives animals what they need to survive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What can be said of white-tailed deer herds in North America?
    • A. 

      A lack of predators means the herd and its members are strong!

    • B. 

      They are likely to get smaller and weaker over time as the most "fit" animals are eliminated through hunting pressures

    • C. 

      Humans are over-hunting them into extinction

    • D. 

      Wildlife managers are limiting hunting of trophy animals to preserve herd health

  • 12. 
    Hypothetically, if Paleontologists find a fossil of archaeopteryx with what seems to be fossilized insects in the crop (throat), then this would support which theory for the evolution of flight?
    • A. 

      Flight evolved with feathers

    • B. 

      Flight evolved after feathers

  • 13. 
    Humpback whales and blue whales are part of which group?
    • A. 

      Baleen whales

    • B. 

      Toothed whales

    • C. 

      Pinnipeds

    • D. 

      Heliodonta

  • 14. 
    Archaeopteryx had several traits similar to current species of birds.  Which trait did it possess which were NOT like living species of birds? (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Clawed feet

    • B. 

      Teeth

    • C. 

      Bony tail

    • D. 

      Feathers

  • 15. 
    T-Rex likely had feathers which it used for similar purposes as which species of living bird?
    • A. 

      Peacock

    • B. 

      Bald Eagle

    • C. 

      Peregrine falcon

    • D. 

      Emperor penguin

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