Types Of Evolution Quiz

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Types Of Evolution Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In a specific population, disruptive selection occurs. Which is most likely to survive?
    • A. 

      Organisms that are small

    • B. 

      Organisms with average traits

    • C. 

      Organisms with extreme traits

  • 2. 
    In a population that is isolated to an island with no immigration, the incidence of a certain type of genetic leg deformity is much higher than in the mainland population. What is this an example of?
    • A. 

      Founder effect

    • B. 

      Genetic drift

    • C. 

      Natural selection

  • 3. 
    What type of selection is demonstrated in this picture?  
    • A. 

      Sexual

    • B. 

      Disruptive

    • C. 

      Directional

    • D. 

      Stabilizing

  • 4. 
    In a particular population, bears with big feet tend to survive better in the snow than bears with small feet. Over time, the bear population has more bears with big feet. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Stabilizing selection

    • B. 

      Directional selection

    • C. 

      Disruptional selection

  • 5. 
    Buffalo nearly became extinct but recovery efforts have saved them. The buffalo from this century have very similar DNA to each other -- LESS diverse than prior centuries. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Bottle Neck effect

    • B. 

      Stabilizing selection

    • C. 

      Directional selection

  • 6. 
    Any characteristic that can help an organism survive and/or reproduce can be called a(n):
    • A. 

      Gene

    • B. 

      Species

    • C. 

      Adaptation

    • D. 

      Specialization

  • 7. 
    What model of evolution suggests that species stay the same for a long period of time, then change abruptly due to mutations in key genes?
    • A. 

      Punctuation equilibrium

    • B. 

      Gradualism equilibrium

  • 8. 
    Speciation occurs when
    • A. 

      Two populations become geographically isolated

    • B. 

      One population move to a different area

    • C. 

      Enough differences accumulate between two populations that they can no longer interpreed

    • D. 

      Gene mutations accumulate

  • 9. 
    Who wrote the book, The Origin of Species?
    • A. 

      John Muir

    • B. 

      Georges Cuvier

    • C. 

      Charles Darwin

    • D. 

      Terri Irwin

  • 10. 
    How many types of natural selection are there?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      2

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