Biology Week 3 Quiz

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Biology Week 3 Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In relative dating, can you determine how many years old a fossil is? Explain your answer.
  • 2. 
    Extra Credit: What were the two reasons why Lamarck's hypothesis of evolution was wrong? How is this demonstrated in the cartoon below?
  • 3. 
    Which of these arrows correspond to the time when the Earth was formed?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 4. 
    Which of these arrows on the timeline corresponds to the time when life first appeared on Earth?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 5. 
    The distance between two lines on the timeline represent how many years?
    • A. 

      1 billion

    • B. 

      500 million

    • C. 

      250 million

    • D. 

      100 million

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is a reason why Lamarck’s hypothesis was wrong? (More than one choice may apply).
    • A. 

      Acquired traits cannot be passed down to offspring

    • B. 

      Evolution is just a theory

    • C. 

      Organisms can not gain a trait just by wanting or needing to have it

    • D. 

      The ancestors of giraffes didn’t have short necks

  • 7. 
    A mass extinction (a bunch of organisms died out) occurred according to this rock layer. In what layer did this occur? 
    • A. 

      B

    • B. 

      C

    • C. 

      E

    • D. 

      F

  • 8. 
    Which layer was most likely to be formed around the time the water where this fossil was formed dried up? 
    • A. 

      B

    • B. 

      C

    • C. 

      E

    • D. 

      F

  • 9. 
    Choose the best answer:A porcupine’s quills is a characteristic that helps it survive. This is called a(n):
    • A. 

      Tool

    • B. 

      Trait

    • C. 

      Adaptation

    • D. 

      Defense mechanism

  • 10. 
    Is the following an acquired or inherited trait?Baking a perfect green bean casserole
    • A. 

      Acquired Trait

    • B. 

      Inherited Trait

  • 11. 
    Is the following an acquired or inherited trait?the ability to grow a beard
    • A. 

      Acquired Trait

    • B. 

      Inherited Trait

  • 12. 
    Is the following an acquired or inherited trait?the ability to grow a beard
    • A. 

      Acquired Trait

    • B. 

      Inherited Trait

  • 13. 
    Is the following an acquired or inherited trait?having an ‘innie’ or ‘outie’ belly button
    • A. 

      Acquired Trait

    • B. 

      Inherited Trait

  • 14. 
    True or false: Lamarck influenced Darwin and other scientists of the time by introducing the idea that organisms can change over time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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