Ideas About Evolution

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Ideas About Evolution

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  • 1. 
      Which of these statements is true about camel evolution?
    • A. 

      Camels used to be much larger.

    • B. 

      Camels have become uglier.

    • C. 

      Camels have not evolved in 56 million years.

    • D. 

      Their toes have changed.

  • 2. 
      A liger is a hybrid of a lion and tiger. Which statement is true of a liger?
    • A. 

      Ligers prefer to live with lions.

    • B. 

      Ligers cannot have babies.

    • C. 

      Ligers are weak and sick.

    • D. 

      Ligers are better than either lions or tigers.

  • 3. 
      How can biologists trace camel evolution?
    • A. 

      By studying the growth of a camel

    • B. 

      By studying fossils

    • C. 

      By using their imaginations

    • D. 

      By reading early folklore about camels

  • 4. 
      Evolution can take place because each individual can …
    • A. 

      Pass on traits acquired during its lifetime

    • B. 

      Choose which offspring will be allowed to survive

    • C. 

      Adapt itself to a changing environment

    • D. 

      Pass on genetic adaptations

  • 5. 
      A beagle and a terrier breed to produce offspring that are fertile when they become adults. Are the beagle and terrier the same species?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
      Which of the following is an example of evolution?
    • A. 

      A rude person learning better manners

    • B. 

      Mutations causing many variations in a population

    • C. 

      Germs developing a resistance to antibiotics

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
      Who developed the theory of evolution?
    • A. 

      Darwin

    • B. 

      Lamarck

    • C. 

      Galileo

    • D. 

      Mendel

  • 8. 
      Evolution says that ___ can evolve over time.
    • A. 

      Individuals

    • B. 

      Animals

    • C. 

      Plants

    • D. 

      Species

  • 9. 
      Organisms can produce more offspring than can survive. Therefore, there must be …
    • A. 

      Cruelty in nature

    • B. 

      Competition for survival

    • C. 

      Overpopulation

    • D. 

      Selective breeding

  • 10. 
      A species becomes adapted to its environment by …
    • A. 

      The inheritance of beneficial mutations

    • B. 

      Changing its needs

    • C. 

      Practicing becoming adapted

    • D. 

      Acquiring new adaptations during life

  • 11. 
      Which of the following can be an adaptation?
    • A. 

      Camouflage

    • B. 

      A greater ability to capture prey

    • C. 

      A better ability to resist disease

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 12. 
      In the struggle for survival, which individuals are likely to survive?
    • A. 

      Those with variations

    • B. 

      Those with mutations

    • C. 

      Those with adaptations

    • D. 

      It’s just all random chance.

  • 13. 
      Which of the following is NOT an inherited variation in humans?
    • A. 

      Size and shape of nose

    • B. 

      Eye color

    • C. 

      Blood type

    • D. 

      Manners

  • 14. 
      Over time, a population may acquire enough variations to be called a new …
    • A. 

      Organism

    • B. 

      Individual

    • C. 

      Species

    • D. 

      Category