Genetic Variation And Natural Selection Quiz!

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Genetic Variation And Natural Selection Quiz!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the two types of variation?
    • A. 

      Heredity and natural selection

    • B. 

      Inherited and Environmental

    • C. 

      Variation and mutation

    • D. 

      Continuous and discontinuous

  • 2. 
    What are some examples of discontinuous variation?
    • A. 

      A person's culture

    • B. 

      A person's weight

    • C. 

      An individual zebra fish's size

    • D. 

      A puppy's coat markings

  • 3. 
    What is the definition of discontinued variation?
    • A. 

      A type of variation that has limited possible values

    • B. 

      A type of variation that has multiple possible values, from one extreme to the other

    • C. 

      A type of variation that determines what an organism looks like

    • D. 

      A type of variation that is solely dependent on the environment

  • 4. 
    What is the continuous variation?
    • A. 

      A type of variation that is solely based on someone's genetic make-up

    • B. 

      A type of variation that includes a range of characteristics, from one extreme to the other

    • C. 

      A type of variation that has limited possible values

    • D. 

      A type of variation that includes a person's blood type

  • 5. 
    What are some examples of continuous variation?
    • A. 

      A person's height

    • B. 

      A person's blood type

    • C. 

      A person's eye colour

    • D. 

      A person's culture

  • 6. 
    What are the two ways in which variation is affected?
    • A. 

      Mutation only

    • B. 

      Inheritance only

    • C. 

      Environmental factors only

    • D. 

      Inheritance and environmental factors

  • 7. 
    What is inherited variation?
    • A. 

      The genes we get from our parents

    • B. 

      The genes we get from our siblings

    • C. 

      Our genes determined by a Punnett Square

    • D. 

      How we are affected by the environment

  • 8. 
    Some inherited characteristics include:
    • A. 

      Eye-colour, behavior and resistance to viruses

    • B. 

      Eye-colour, weight and height

    • C. 

      Culture and diet

    • D. 

      IQ

  • 9. 
    How are inherited characteristics affected by the environment?
    • A. 

      Diet

    • B. 

      Culture

    • C. 

      Sun exposure

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following does variation in a species NOT account for?
    • A. 

      Adaptation

    • B. 

      Evolution

    • C. 

      Ambiguity

    • D. 

      Uniqueness

  • 11. 
    What is natural selection?
    • A. 

      Survival of the fittest

    • B. 

      Those with favourable traits surviving

    • C. 

      Those with favourable traits reproducing more successfully

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    What drives evolution?
    • A. 

      The harsh pressure to adapt to a changing environment

    • B. 

      Mutation

    • C. 

      Heredity

    • D. 

      The variation within a species

  • 13. 
    What best describes 'the survival of the fittest'?
    • A. 

      The ability to fight competitors

    • B. 

      Favourable genes being passed on to the offspring

    • C. 

      Only the fit survive

    • D. 

      Favourable genes being phased out in a species

  • 14. 
    Who first theorized evolution?
    • A. 

      Charles Darwin

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Gregor Mendell

    • D. 

      Thomas Rutherford

  • 15. 
    Whoa re our closest ancestors from which we've evolved?
    • A. 

      Lemurs

    • B. 

      Gorillas

    • C. 

      Chimpanzees

    • D. 

      Apes

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