Evolution Quiz 1
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  • Question 1
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    Q. Who was the first naturalist to study evolution?
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    Charles Darwin
    Gregor Mendal
    Carolus Linneaus
    Thomas Edison
  • Question 2
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    Q. This is a process by which organisms inherited advantageous traits that tend to reproduce more successfully than the other organisms do. 
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    Artificial selection
    Natural selection
    Populations
    Environment
  • Question 3
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    Q. This is a process in which organisms gradually change over time.
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    Environment
    Competition
    Evolution
    Fossils
  • Question 4
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    Q. The surroundings and conditions in which an organism lives and operates.
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    Evolution
    Population
    Environment
    Biological diversity
  • Question 5
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    Q. These are natural differences within a species.
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    Evolution
    Genetic variation
    Biological diversity
    Populations
  • Question 6
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    Q. This is an inherited trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce in its environment.
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    Evolution
    Population
    Environment
    Adaptation
  • Question 7
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    Q. The death of every member of a species.
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    Competition
    Population
    Extinction
    Evidence
  • Question 8
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    Q. The availability of facts indicating whether a hypothesis is valid (true).
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    Fossil
    Evidence
    Extinction
    Competition
  • Question 9
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    Q. This is the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most commonly preserved in sedimentary rock.
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    Competiton
    Extinction
    Evidence
    Fossil
  • Question 10
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    Q. Change over time is
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    evolution
    generation
    growth
    biogenesis
  • Question 11
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    Q. What animal is Darwin known for studying?
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    dinosaurs
    tunicates
    finches
    horses
  • Question 12
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    Q. Natural selection is
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    survival of the fittest
    humans change
    two species are the same
    more animals survive
  • Question 13
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    Q. What characteristic did Darwin observe about the finches on the Galapagos Islands?
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    Their feathers 
    Genotypes 
    Their beaks
    Their body sizes
  • Question 14
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    Q. Another word for adapt is ____________.
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    change
    create
  • Question 15
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    Q. Which term refers to the process by which individuals that are better suited to the environment survive and reproduce therefore passing down their genes to their offspring? 
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    Evolution 
    Variation 
    Adaptation
    Natural Selection 
  • Question 16
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    Q. The white feathers of a snowy owl allow it to blend in with its environment during the winter months (snow). This is an example of ________________
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    Species
    Environmental Change
    Adaptation
    Variation
  • Question 17
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    Q. Darwin referred to this as survival of the fittest. Over time, it results in changes in the inherited characteristics of a population because organisms with adaptations that make them fit for their environment will survive and reproduce better than those without favorable traits.
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    Natural Selection
    Genetic Variation
    Survival of the Fittest
  • Question 18
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    Q. What is the advantage of having different shaped beaks?
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    To look different from other species.
    To be able to eat the food readily available in the environment.
    To protect itself against predators.
    To protect itself against prey.
  • Question 19
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    Q. A well-tested concept that explains a wide range of observations is called a(an):
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    hypothesis
    experiment
    cause and effect
    scientific theory
  • Question 20
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    Q.

    What would you like for a final assessment for this unit?

    no correct answer

    multiple choice test

    create a presentation (poster, PowerPoint, etc.)

    write an essay

    project or model

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