Lyell And Lamarck's Theories Of Evolution

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This quiz is to help you get prepared for the evolutions test on Friday, June 4th, 2010 and the exam at the end of the semester. So good luck, study well and try to remember what you have learned in class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What example did Charles Lyell use to prove his theory of Uniformitarianism?
    • A. 

      Catastrophism

    • B. 

      Animals adapting to environmental changes

    • C. 

      Metamorphic rocks changing under extreme conditions

    • D. 

      Events such as earthquakes and rain

    • E. 

      N/A

  • 2. 
    How do Lamarck’s and Lyell’s theories regarding evolution relate?
    • A. 

      They don’t relate

    • B. 

      First thoughts regarding evolution

    • C. 

      Both relate to Earth’s history

    • D. 

      Both relate to heredity

    • E. 

      N/A

  • 3. 
    What is another name for Lamarck’s Second Law?
    • A. 

      Adaptive Force

    • B. 

      Environmental Force

    • C. 

      Force of Heredity

    • D. 

      Complex Force

    • E. 

      N/A

  • 4. 
    How should one go about examining the evolution of the Earth?
    • A. 

      By exploring the natural forces in history (i.e. earthquakes)

    • B. 

      By observing weather patterns of the years past

    • C. 

      By looking at fossils

    • D. 

      By viewing the patterns of organism evolution

    • E. 

      N/A

  • 5. 
    Give a detailed example explaining “Lamarckainism”
  • 6. 
    How are Lamarckainism and Uniformitarianism different and why are they important to contributing to other theories of evolution?
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