Question Of The Day Quiz 1/25 To 1/29/2010

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Question Of The Day Quiz 1/25 To 1/29/2010

Question of the day for the week of 1/25 to 1/29. All questions deal with British peppered moths.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What 20th-century event most likely had the greatest impact on the recovery of white moth populations?
    • A. 

      Clean air legislation passed in the 1950s

    • B. 

      Higher taxes imposed on oil imports

    • C. 

      Invention of the silicon solar cell in 1941

    • D. 

      Reduced fuel efficiency in new automobiles

  • 2. 
    The change in population numbers of black and light moths from 1850 and 1900 is most likely a result of the increased use of
    • A. 

      Geothermal energy.

    • B. 

      Fossil fuels.

    • C. 

      Pollution control technologies.

    • D. 

      Solar energy.

  • 3. 
    Kettlewell’s results indicated that black moths in industrialized areas
    • A. 

      Could change their phenotype when environmental conditions changed.

    • B. 

      Could out-compete light moths for food and habitat.

    • C. 

      Had greater genetic variation than light moths.

    • D. 

      Had a higher survival rate than light moths in the same area.

  • 4. 
    Black color in moths is controlled by a single dominant gene.  Use "A" for the dominant allele and "a" for the recessive allele.The possible genotype for light moths is ________.
  • 5. 
    Black color in moths is controlled by a single dominant gene.  Use "A" for the dominant allele and "a" for the recessive allele.The possible genotypes for black colored moths are _______ and ________.