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Darwin's Theory of Evolution/Absolute Dating

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  • Q1
    In 1831, Darwin set sail on a scientific expedition on a ship called the HMS _____
    Galapago's
    tortoise
    Wallace
    Beagle
    30s
  • Q2
    Darwin's most important observations were made on the _____ islands.
    Galapagos
    Beagle
    Wallace
    Tortoise
    30s
  • Q3
    Lamarck developed the idea known as the inheritance of _____ characteristics.
    selective
    natural
    fitness
    acquired
    30s
  • Q4
    The _____ Darwin found helped convince him that species change over time.
    resources
    fossils
    tortoises
    organisms
    30s
  • Q5
    The term _____ refers to an organism's ability to survive and produce fertile offspring.
    biology
    fitness
    nature
    resources
    30s
  • Q6
    _____ paper on evolution confirmed Darwin's ideas.
    Wallace's
    Darwin's
    Galapago's
    Lyell's
    30s
  • Q7
    _____ said that Earth must be far older than most people believed.
    Wallace
    Lamarck
    Lyell
    Darwin
    30s
  • Q8
    Darwin was influenced by his knowledge of artificial _____.
    resources
    biology
    insemination
    selection
    30s
  • Q9
    Darwin proposed that _____ selects the variations in organisms that are most useful.
    fitness
    biology
    nature
    environment
    30s
  • Q10
    The Galapagos Islands are known for having giant _____ with differently shaped shells.
    oysters
    tortoises
    lobsters
    crabs
    30s
  • Q11
    From Malthus, Darwin knew that populations could grow faster than their _____.
    resources
    selection
    environment
    fitness
    30s
  • Q12
    Darwin's theory of evolution unifies all of _____.
    fossils
    natural selection
    Galapagos Islands
    biology
    30s
  • Q13
    A sample originally had 160 grams of Carbon-14. After 11,460 years, only 10 grams of Carbon-14 remain. What is the half-life of Carbon-14?
    2900 years
    5730 years
    11460 years
    11600 years
    30s
  • Q14
    A scientist discovers that a sample of phosphorus-32 has decayed to 12.5% of its original amount. If the half-life of phosphorus-32 is 14.3 days, how old is the sample?
    14.3 days
    57.2 days
    28.6 days
    42.9 days
    30s
  • Q15
    A paleontologist finds a fossil and determines it contains 3.125% of its original carbon-14. The half-life of carbon-14 is 5730 years. How many half-lives have elapsed since the organism was alive?
    3
    5
    6
    4
    30s

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