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Compartive Anatomy/Genetic Diversity

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  • Q1
    Which of these characteristics best help scientists classify organims?
    size
    structure
    30s
  • Q2
    Which process is most responsible for the extinction of most species of plants and animals that have lived on Earth?
    environmental changes
    gene mutation
    30s
  • Q3
    What would cause a fox's fur to change color
    His genes
    His age
    30s
  • Q4
    Which would indicate that a series of fossils represent the evolution of a horse?
    All of the fossils show similar structures to that of the modern horse
    All of the fossils are identcal to horse bones
    30s
  • Q5
    Scientists think that dolphins and whales may have evolved from a common ancestor. What supports this?
    They have similar anatomies
    They eat the same food
    30s
  • Q6
    Which would best allow a species to survive environmental changes?
    low mutation rate
    genetic diversity
    30s
  • Q7
    What can be concluded about homologous structures?
    They share a common ancestor
    They live in the same habitat
    30s
  • Q8
    Evolution can best be described as which type of change?
    Gradual change
    Absolute change
    30s
  • Q9
    Which is true about fossils?
    They are most often found in igneous rock formations
    They are remains of organisms that lived on Earth
    30s
  • Q10
    Why are bird beaks shaped differently?
    To find a mate
    To obtain food
    30s
  • Q11
    How are fossils compared to one another for biological classification?
    By their size
    By similarities and differences in their body structures
    30s
  • Q12
    What do scientists most often use to form the basis for biological classification?
    Comparative anatomy
    Population size
    30s
  • Q13
    Which best describes the relationship between genetic variation and the ability to adapt to one's environment?
    As genetic variation increases, the abiity to adapt increases
    As genetic variation increases, the ability to adapt decreases
    30s
  • Q14
    Which best describes an inherited trait that gives an organism a survival advantage in its particular environment?
    A mutation
    Adaptation
    30s
  • Q15
    Which would most likely cause an entire species to become extinct?
    limited genetic variation
    disease
    30s

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