Introduction To Evolution And Natural Selection

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  • 1. 
    What is the most highly-evolved species on the planet?
    • A. 

      There isn't one. All species are evolving.

    • B. 

      Evolution has not finished working. The most highly-evolved species is yet to come.

    • C. 

      Homo sapiens or human beings

    • D. 

      Orca whales

  • 2. 
    Evolution is
    • A. 

      The gradual progression of forms into more advanced versions over millions of years

    • B. 

      Natural selection acting on a population that has variation

    • C. 

      An idea that is unsupported by observation

    • D. 

      Guided by the more advanced individuals in a group

  • 3. 
    The process of evolution must require
    • A. 

      Intelligent design

    • B. 

      Variation and natural selection

  • 4. 
    Evolution can be observed every year when
    • A. 

      Bacteria evolve into amphibians in wet ecosystems

    • B. 

      New moth species evolve in urban centers

    • C. 

      Animal species mutate at radioactive sites

    • D. 

      Flu viruses evolve

  • 5. 
    An infection results from 
    • A. 

      A virus or a bacteria

    • B. 

      A broken bone or a twisted ankle

    • C. 

      Inflammation or swelling

    • D. 

      A compromised immune system or cold weather

  • 6. 
    A virus infects a living organism by messing with its 
    • A. 

      Structure

    • B. 

      DNA

    • C. 

      Friends and relatives

    • D. 

      Cytoplasm

  • 7. 
    Antibiotics
    • A. 

      Should be used whenever an organism is ill

    • B. 

      Are poisonous to all living organisms

    • C. 

      Attack bacteria

    • D. 

      Act against evolutionary forces

  • 8. 
    If antibiotics are used casually, it can lead to
    • A. 

      Improved health outcomes

    • B. 

      The extinction of infectious bacteria, leaving only beneficial bacteria

    • C. 

      The extinction of all bacteria

    • D. 

      The evolution of a super bug

  • 9. 
    The term "super bug" refers to a(n)
    • A. 

      Antibiotic resistant bacteria

    • B. 

      Highly evolved insect

    • C. 

      Biologically beneficial microorganism

    • D. 

      Highly evolved microorganism