Life Has A History Quiz!

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 207

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History Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz to check your prior knowledge regarding the history of life on earth.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Extinction is common.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Without variation, evolution cannot happen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Millions of years passed between the extinction of dinosaurs and the appearance of the first humans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A cladogram is a diagram that shows how a group of organisms might be related to each other.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    There are more mammals on Earth today than any other group of animals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Of all the species that have ever lived on this planet, how many have gone extinct?
    • A. 

      More than 90%

    • B. 

      60-80%

    • C. 

      30-60%

    • D. 

      10-30%

  • 7. 
    Natural selection is an important mechanism for evolution. If there is a change in the environment, which of the following statements is correct:
    • A. 

      Individual organisms will evolve in order to survive and reproduce.

    • B. 

      Those organisms that have features that can take advantage of the environmental change will survive and reproduce.

    • C. 

      Those organisms that are the strongest will survive and reproduce.

  • 8. 
    Name three kinds of fossils other than bones and teeth.
  • 9. 
    Name three kinds of evidence that scientists use to determine common ancestry.
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