Unit 8 Natural Selection Study Quiz

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Unit 8 Natural Selection Study Quiz

Use this quiz to practice for the Unit 8 test on Natural Selection


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a human adaptation to survive in cold temperatures?
    • A. 

      You turn the thermostat up

    • B. 

      You grow hair to insulate your head

    • C. 

      You cozy up under a blanket with a warm cup of hot chocolate

    • D. 

      You put on your coat

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not a principle that Darwin identified to affect Natural Selection?
    • A. 

      Overproduction

    • B. 

      Adaptation

    • C. 

      Variation

    • D. 

      Replication

  • 3. 
    Darwin said that __________ was the key to developing new species based on what he observed on the Galapagos Islands.
    • A. 

      Reproduction

    • B. 

      Transcription

    • C. 

      Artificial selection

    • D. 

      Isolation

  • 4. 
    What did Kettlewell figure out when he studied the English Peppered Moths?
    • A. 

      Moths can choose to change color if they want to.

    • B. 

      Moths usually move away from areas with pollution.

    • C. 

      The trees changed colors to prevent moths from resting on them.

    • D. 

      Natural selection was responsible for the change in color of the population of moths.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      They were stupid and ugly animals.

    • B. 

      They had different shaped shells which seemed to be based on the available food found on each island.

    • C. 

      Predators were killing them by the thousands.

    • D. 

      They would dive into the ocean to find food.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      A Viceroy Butterfly looks like a Monarch, so Blue Jays are less likely to eat them.

    • B. 

      A Snowshoe Hare changes its fur color from brown to white to blend in with the snow during the winter.

    • C. 

      Blue-footed Boobies do a dance to attract mates.

    • D. 

      A Spotted Salamander has bright yellow spots to warn predators that it is toxic.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      “I have spent a long time figuring this out.”

    • B. 

      "What we all used to think was wrong.”

    • C. 

      "Because life is a struggle, organisms are changed by natural selection.”

    • D. 

      "From a simple start, organisms have continued to change.”

  • 8. 
    In Origin of Species, Darwin explained that new species must occur by means of 
    • A. 

      Selective Breeding

    • B. 

      Intelligent Design

    • C. 

      Natural Selection

    • D. 

      Evolution

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      "Great place to vacation… don’t try the tortoise bladders, the liquid is really really bitter!”

    • B. 

      "Ugh, don’t go there. It is hot and dry. I would only recommend that place to someone who would like to vacation in a stove.”

    • C. 

      "Oooh, I am sooo jealous. I went there once, and I would love to go back there again!”

    • D. 

      "Sweet trip, dude. You are going to love the Iguanas. They’re pretty and smart, and just plain awesome. You’ll be so stoked.”

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Whale hip bones.

    • B. 

      Embryos of fish and birds both make gill slits.

    • C. 

      Mice and chicken differ by only 25 amino acids when they make hemoglobin protein.

    • D. 

      Rabbits and birds have the same bones in the same order in their forelimbs, even though they use them for different purposes.