Evolution Quizzes & Trivia

The topic of our present trivia is at the center of one of the most heated debates around the world at the moment. Many argue for it because of scientific reasons. Many argue against it because of personal beliefs and other such reasons. No matter what, evolution is a fact in today’s world and whether you accept it or not is a personal issue. Nevertheless, it is worth knowing what it refers to and its history.

Our trivia has a large number of questions such as: According to evolution, all life on Earth descends from a last universal ancestor who lived how long ago? What was the name of the book in which Darwin published his theory of evolution? If you can answer these then you should try our evolution trivia.

Time: 30 Minute

Questions: 15  |  Attempts: 780   |  Last updated: Dec 13, 2016
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    A cross between two individuals results in a ration of 9 : 3 : 3 : 1 for four possible phenotypes of progeny. This is an example of a:

Try this quiz to check and see if you're comfortable with many of the ideas we've discussed throughout this unit on evolution and animals.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 569   |  Last updated: May 6, 2016
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    This natural philosopher proposed that evolution resulted from the inheritance of acquired characteristics - for example, giraffe offspring acquired longer necks because their parents stretching to reach higher leaves.

A (little bit) tougher version of the evolution quiz, with more challenging multiple choice questions and a few open-ended short answer questions. Enjoy, and good luck.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 400   |  Last updated: Oct 17, 2018
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    The distinction between homologous and analogous structures can be summarized as follows:

It's a quiz on evolution. You can take it whether you have a test to study for or whether you just feel like taking it. Find out how much you know!

Questions: 19  |  Attempts: 391   |  Last updated: May 9, 2017
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    Name the order of the evolutionary eras from earliest to latest.


Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 368   |  Last updated: Sep 20, 2013
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    Which of the following is a fossil?




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What is the difference between Darwin and Lamarck?
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What is this kind of evolution called? Certain bees have evolved structures that help to pollinate flowers. The flowers have evolved structures that make it easier for certain species of bees...
The correct answer is option D Coevolution is the kind of evolution described above. Coevolution is a kind of evolution that describes the case where two or more species reciprocally affect each other’s evolution. Coevolution is common among sp
What do allele frequencies show when nonrandom mating occurs in a population?
Alleles are basically the individual forms of a gene from your mother and father. You have two strands of DNA. One from your mother and the other from your father. Both have corresponding genes at corresponding lengths along the strands. However, eac
Why do pea crabs live in mussels and oysters?
Pea crabs are small pea-size crustaceans that hang on to the larger oysters and mussels as a form of stabilization selection. You see, alone they may not be able to survive. However, with a strong host, these lucky crabs have a chance of continuing t
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