Natural Selection & Acquired Characteristics

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Natural Selection & Acquired Characteristics

What is the difference between the Theory of Acquired Characteristics and the Theory of Natural Selection? Who developed these theories and what are they about? Test your knowledge and understanding of evolution with the following quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which theory involved the idea of 'survival of the fittest' | what does it mean? Select the most correct answer.
    • A. 

      Theory of Natural Selection | two strong animals mate to make a super strong animal

    • B. 

      Theory of Acquired Characteristics | the least desirable traits filter out of the gene pool over time

    • C. 

      Theory of Natural Selection | the least desirable traits filter out of the gene pool over time

    • D. 

      Theory of Natural Selection | weak animals look for other weak animals

    • E. 

      Theory of Acquired Characteristics | if limbs fall off an animal during their lifetime, their offspring will be born with missing limbs

  • 2. 
    While developing the Theory of Natural Selection, this theorist studied finches.
    • A. 

      Charles Darwin

    • B. 

      Jean Lamarck

    • C. 

      Roger Bacon

    • D. 

      Isaac Barrow

    • E. 

      Albert Einstein

  • 3. 
    Which example fits with the Theory of Acquired Characteristics?
    • A. 

      A man and a woman have children. They inherit the man's red hair.

    • B. 

      A grandmother with a large nose notices that all of her daughter's children are all born with similar large noses.

    • C. 

      A butterfly with a single spot on its wings mates with a butterfly with multiple spots. It lives in a place where large, spotted flowers are seen everywhere. Eventually, after millions of years, there are many butterflies with many spots on their wings.

    • D. 

      A breeder chooses a large black dog to mate with a small dog with a huge jaw.

    • E. 

      A woman is in a car accident. She receives a large scar on her face. When she has children, all of her offspring have large, prominent scars on their faces.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following theories is considered invalid in today's society?
    • A. 

      Lamarck's Theory of Natural Selection

    • B. 

      Lamarck's Theory of Acquired Characteristics

    • C. 

      Darwin's Theory of Acquired Characteristics

    • D. 

      Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following words is most correct in the blank below? Natural selection acts to _________ minor advantageous genetic mutations. 
    • A. 

      Renew

    • B. 

      Complete

    • C. 

      Eliminate

    • D. 

      Preserve

    • E. 

      Bond

  • 6. 
    BONUS!Where did Charles Darwin develop his theory?
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Dominican Republic

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Galapagos Islands

    • E. 

      None of the above.

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