Do You Have Basic Knowledge Of Evidence For Evolution? Trivia Quiz

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This quiz will test your understanding of the various lines of evidence used to support macroevolution.


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  • 1. 
    The following diagram can best be interpreted by which of the following statements
    • A. 

      Creatures that share similar structures also share a close common ancestor.

    • B. 

      Similar structures between species shows that each of these species also share similar functions of these same parts.

    • C. 

      Similar bone structures between these creatures supports Darwin's idea that as species evolve from a common ancestor, modifications will develop.

  • 2. 
    This picture of the ancient whale Basilosaurus is used to support which of the following statements
    • A. 

      Whales descended from an ancestor that used hind limbs to walk and swim.

    • B. 

      Whales' ancestors have increased their use and function of their hind limbs.

    • C. 

      40 million years ago, whales crawled up on land and used these hind limbs to support their weight.

  • 3. 
    The following diagram can best be explained by....
    • A. 

      Marsupial species are the same in various geographic locations around the world.

    • B. 

      When the common ancestor of these marsupials both inhabited two different locations, over time natural selection led to new species of marsupials.

    • C. 

      Natural selection will cause marsupials to evolve into the same species at different locations.

    • D. 

      Marsupial evolution on different continents leads to an decrease in diversity.

  • 4. 
    TRUE or FALSE: Homologous structures have the same function in different species.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    TRUE or FALSE:  Species closely related will show similar stages of embryonic development.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    If a chicken has 45 different amino acid chains than humans while a mouse may only have 25, humans according to evolution would be more closely related to whom?
    • A. 

      Mouse

    • B. 

      Chicken

  • 7. 
    This highlighted structure on this whale that no longer serves a function for the whale is called a(n)?
    • A. 

      Embryonic Development

    • B. 

      Vestigial Structure

    • C. 

      Homologous Structure

    • D. 

      Advantageous trait

  • 8. 
    Scientists would say this structure highlighted with this whale has evolved to this state because....
    • A. 

      The ancestors of whale increased its dependence upon these bones

    • B. 

      Millions of years ago, the ancestors of whales maintained the function for this structure.

    • C. 

      Over time, as the whale evolved in becoming adapted to water, the function for this structure was minimized.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following could be a logical conclusion for this data?
    • A. 

      All species have evolved in this area over the last 10 million years.

    • B. 

      Natural selection has diversified the fox and dog species in this region over the last 10 million years.

    • C. 

      Evolution appears to happen at constant rates.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following would be an accurate statement according to the theory of evolution?
    • A. 

      The arctic fox and the Cape Fox will show more similarities in embryonic development than the cape fox and the raccoon dog.

    • B. 

      Dogs and foxes would not share homologous structures.

    • C. 

      Dogs would have more homologous structures with the arctic fox than the wolfe species