Types Of Evolution: How Well Do You Know? Trivia Facts Quiz

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Types Of Evolution: How Well Do You Know? Trivia Facts Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these is NOT one of the three requirements for evolution to occur?
    • A. 

      More organisms are born than can survive

    • B. 

      All organisms are exactly the same as other organisms of their species

    • C. 

      There is variation of inherited traits amongst organisms

    • D. 

      Some organisms have a higher level of fitness than others in their environment

  • 2. 
    What determines an organism's fitness?
    • A. 

      How physically strong it is

    • B. 

      How much it changes to fit its environment within its life

    • C. 

      How well it can survive within its environment

    • D. 

      Where it fits in on the food chain

  • 3. 
    Who developed the theory of evolution?
    • A. 

      Carl Linnaeus

    • B. 

      Charles Darwin

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Stanley Miller

  • 4. 
    Farmers forcing woollier sheep to mate is an example of:
    • A. 

      Natural selection

    • B. 

      Genetic modification

    • C. 

      Artificial Selection

    • D. 

      Cruelty to animals

  • 5. 
    If a rock layer is labeled A, B, and C with A being on the top and C being on the bottom; which fossil would be the youngest?
    • A. 

      The one found in A

    • B. 

      The one found in B

    • C. 

      The one found in C

    • D. 

      All would be the same age

  • 6. 
    Which of the following phrases best describes the result of natural selection?
    • A. 

      Long neck giraffes gettin food frm a tall tree

    • B. 

      White tail deer living in a snowy area

    • C. 

      Species living in different locations

    • D. 

      Changes in the inherited characteristics of a population over time

  • 7. 
    The finches of the Galapagos islands come in different size and have different beak shapes. What is the most likely reason for the specialization of these finches?
    • A. 

      Had very large beaks

    • B. 

      Beaks formed to eat different foods

    • C. 

      Ancestors had different shapes of beaks

    • D. 

      Had small beaks

  • 8. 
    Reproductive isolation is what?
    • A. 

      Any reproductive barrier that keeps 2 populations from interbreeding

    • B. 

      Seperation of a populations due to geographic change

    • C. 

      A change in the gene pool due to chance

  • 9. 
    Which was not one main point of Darwin's theories on Evolution?
    • A. 

      Populations tend to overpopulate

    • B. 

      Not all individuals are the same

    • C. 

      Resources in an environment are limited

    • D. 

      Only the strong survive

  • 10. 
    Homologous structures
    • A. 

      Similar structures with identical functions shared by distantly related species that are a result from natural selection in similar environments, but that evolved independently.

    • B. 

      Structures which evolved from the same structure within a common ancestor; may or may not serve the same function.

    • C. 

      Structures which are reduced and perhaps even nonfunctional in one species but homologous to functional structures in a closely related species.

    • D. 

      Any vital structure used by many different species.

  • 11. 
    Vestigal structures
    • A. 

      Similar structures with identical functions shared by distantly related species that are a result from natural selection in similar environments, but that evolved independently.

    • B. 

      Structures which evolved from the same structure within a common ancestor; may or may not serve the same function.

    • C. 

      Structures which are reduced and perhaps even nonfunctional in one species but homologous to functional structures in a closely related species.

    • D. 

      Any vital structure used by many different species.

  • 12. 
    Structures that evolved independently in two different species are referred to as
    • A. 

      Vestigal

    • B. 

      Homologous

    • C. 

      Analogous

    • D. 

      Anaplastic

  • 13. 
    What two structures appear in the early development of all vertebrate embryos?
    • A. 

      Gill pouches and tails

    • B. 

      Fingers and Toes

    • C. 

      Scales and Feathers

    • D. 

      Five Fingers and Radius

  • 14. 
    The study of the development of vertebrate animals before birth or hatching is called
    • A. 

      Embryology

    • B. 

      Homology

    • C. 

      Anatomy

    • D. 

      Physiology

  • 15. 
    Which of the following types of evidence for evolution did Darwin not know about?
    • A. 

      DNA

    • B. 

      Embryology

    • C. 

      Fossil

    • D. 

      Comparative Anatomy

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