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Honors Week 6 Practice: Darwin and DNA

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    1. Multiple Choice
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    What theory did Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace independently come up with in the 19th century?

    The theory of relativity

    The germ theory of disease

    The theory of evolution through natural selection

    The quantum theory

    2. Multiple Choice
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    Where did Charles Darwin's journey on the HMS Beagle take him, which contributed to his ideas on evolution?

    The Caribbean Islands

    The Galapagos Islands

    The Hawaiian Islands

    The Falkland Islands

    3. Multiple Choice
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    What did Darwin observe in the finches' beaks that led him to propose his theory of evolution?

    Color variations

    Size differences

    Shape adaptations to their diets

    Ability to sing different melodies

    4. Multiple Choice
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    What does the theory of evolution through natural selection suggest about organisms with traits best suited to their environment?

    They are less likely to survive and reproduce

    They are more likely to survive and reproduce

    They are unaffected by environmental changes

    They will eventually become extinct

    5. Multiple Choice
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    What role does DNA play in understanding evolution, according to the text?

    It is used to create artificial life forms

    It serves as a blueprint for building proteins

    It helps trace relationships between different species

    It is irrelevant to the study of evolution

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