Reading Quiz P 103-116

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 645

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In this reading quiz, we turn our attention to the theory of evolution, along with all the evidence that points to it being true. We’ll discuss fossil records, plants, geographic isolation and much more. What do you know about evolution?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Evidence for the evolution of life comes from
    • A. 

      Chemical experiments

    • B. 

      Fossils

    • C. 

      Chemical analysis of ancient rocks and core samples

    • D. 

      All of these answers

  • 2. 
    The fossil record is incomplete because
    • A. 

      Not all fossils have been found

    • B. 

      Some fossils have decomposed

    • C. 

      Some life forms left no fossils

    • D. 

      All of these answers

  • 3. 
    You are a fossil hunter. Which of the following are you least likely to find in a fossil?
    • A. 

      Bone

    • B. 

      Leaves

    • C. 

      Muscle

    • D. 

      Teeth

  • 4. 
    Coevolution can involve the interaction of
    • A. 

      Plants and herbivores

    • B. 

      Pollinators and flowers

    • C. 

      Parasites and hosts

    • D. 

      All of these answers

  • 5. 
    Over the course of time, the change in the gene pool of one species may lead to the change of the gene pool of another species. This process is called
    • A. 

      Coevolution

    • B. 

      Microevolution

    • C. 

      Convergent evolution

    • D. 

      Macroevolution

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements is false?
    • A. 

      Genetic diversity helps prevent a species from becoming extinct

    • B. 

      By definition, the fittest animals are the largest and strongest animals

    • C. 

      The phenomenon in which animals with favorable adaptation reproduce more rapidly is called differential reproduction.

    • D. 

      Geographic isolation is a common mechanism contributing to speciation.

  • 7. 
    Geographic isolation may result from
    • A. 

      A volcanic eruption

    • B. 

      An earthquake

    • C. 

      A mountain range

    • D. 

      All of these answers

  • 8. 
    Patterns of speciation and extinction are least likely to be affected by
    • A. 

      Climatic changes

    • B. 

      Continental drift

    • C. 

      Changes in the weather

    • D. 

      Meteorites crashing into the earth

  • 9. 
    Biologists estimate that over _____% of the species that have ever lived are now extinct.
    • A. 

      69

    • B. 

      79

    • C. 

      89

    • D. 

      99