Life Has A History Pre-test

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History Quizzes & Trivia

This is a pre-tet to check your prior knowledge regarding the history of life on earth. This quiz score will not be recorded, but it will be graded, so do you rbest.


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.