Human Evolution Process Quiz Questions

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  • 1. 
    Origin of life as a result of chemical evolution has been properly explained by or the most logical biochemical theory of origin of life has been given by
    • A. 

      Stanley Miller

    • B. 

      Darwin

    • C. 

      A I Oparin

    • D. 

      S Fox

  • 2. 
    Which one of the following is incorrect about the characteristics of protobionts (coacervates and micro spheres) as envisaged in the abiogenic origin of life?
    • A. 

      They were able to reproduce

    • B. 

      They could separate combinations of molecules from the surroundings

    • C. 

      They were partially isolated from the surroundings

    • D. 

      They could maintain an internal environment

  • 3. 
    Which compound has very important role in prebiotic evolution?
    • A. 

      SO2

    • B. 

      NO

    • C. 

      CH4

    • D. 

      SO3

  • 4. 
    According to Oparin, which one of the following was not present in the primitive atmosphere of the earth?
    • A. 

      Methane

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      Hydrogen

    • D. 

      Water vapour

  • 5. 
    The age of fossils or dating of fossils can be best estimated by
    • A. 

      Radioactive carbon (C14) dating method

    • B. 

      Radioactive nitrogen method

    • C. 

      Radioactive clock method

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The finches of Galapagos islands provide an evidence in favour of
    • A. 

      Special creation

    • B. 

      Evolution due to mutation

    • C. 

      Retrogressive evolution

    • D. 

      Biogeographical evolution

  • 7. 
    What is common to whale, seal and shark?
    • A. 

      Seasonal migration

    • B. 

      Thick subcutaneous fat

    • C. 

      Convergent evolution

    • D. 

      Homeothermy

  • 8. 
    When two species of different genealogy come to resemble each other as a result of adaptation, the phenomenon is termed as
    • A. 

      Divergent evolution

    • B. 

      Micro-evolution

    • C. 

      Co-evolution

    • D. 

      Convergent evolution

  • 9. 
    Thoms of Bougainvillea and tendrils of Cucurbita are examples of
    • A. 

      Analogous organs

    • B. 

      Homologous organs

    • C. 

      Vestigial organs

    • D. 

      Retrogressive evolution

  • 10. 
    Echidna and Ornithorhynchus are the connecting links between
    • A. 

      Amphibians and aves

    • B. 

      Mammals and amphibians

    • C. 

      Reptiles and mammals

    • D. 

      Reptiles and amphibians

  • 11. 
    Which of the following provides most evident proof of evolution?
    • A. 

      Fossils

    • B. 

      Morphology

    • C. 

      Embryo

    • D. 

      Vestigial organs

  • 12. 
    A baby has been born with a small tail. It is the case exhibiting
    • A. 

      Retrogressive evolution

    • B. 

      Mutation

    • C. 

      Atavism

    • D. 

      Metamorphosis

  • 13. 
    Which one of the following in birds indicates their reptilian ancestry?
    • A. 

      Scales on their hind limbs

    • B. 

      Four-chambered heart

    • C. 

      Two special chambers crop and gizzards in their digestive tract

    • D. 

      Egg with a calcareous shell

  • 14. 
    The most accepted line of descent in human evolution is:
    • A. 

      Australopithecus → Ramapithecus → Homo sapiens → homo habilis

    • B. 

      Homo erectus → Homo habilis → Homo sapiens

    • C. 

      Ramapithecus → Homo habilis → Homo erectus → Homo sapiens

    • D. 

      Australopithecus → Ramapithecus → Homo erectus → Homo habilis → Homo sapiens

  • 15. 
    The most apparent change during the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens is traced in
    • A. 

      Shorting of the jaws

    • B. 

      Remarkable increase in the brain size

    • C. 

      Loss of body hair

    • D. 

      Walking upright

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