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Evolution

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  • Q1
    What is evolution?
    The process by which organisms adapt to their environment.
    The process by which organisms die and decay.
    The process by which organisms grow and develop.
    The process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth.
    30s
  • Q2
    Who is considered the father of evolution?
    Isaac Newton
    Albert Einstein
    Charles Darwin
    Stephen Hawking
    30s
  • Q3
    What is natural selection?
    The process by which organisms become extinct.
    The process by which organisms mate and reproduce.
    The process by which organisms change their genetic makeup over time.
    The process by which organisms that are better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring.
    30s
  • Q4
    What is artificial selection?
    The process by which organisms are selected for scientific study.
    The process by which organisms evolve naturally in the wild.
    The process by which humans genetically modify organisms.
    The process by which humans select and breed organisms with desirable traits.
    30s
  • Q5
    What is a mutation?
    A temporary change in an organism's behavior.
    A change in the DNA sequence that can result in a new trait.
    A physical change in an organism's body.
    A change in an organism's habitat.
    30s
  • Q6
    What is punctuated equilibrium?
    The theory that evolution is driven solely by mutations.
    The theory that evolution occurs in rapid bursts separated by long periods of stasis.
    The theory that evolution occurs only through the process of natural selection.
    The theory that evolution occurs at a gradual and constant pace over time.
    30s
  • Q7
    What is the primary mechanism of evolutionary change?
    Genetic drift.
    Mutation.
    Natural selection.
    Lamarckian inheritance.
    30s
  • Q8
    What is adaptation?
    A trait that is influenced by environmental factors.
    A trait that increases an organism's fitness in a particular environment.
    A trait that is present in all members of a species.
    A trait that decreases an organism's fitness in a particular environment.
    30s
  • Q9
    What is the difference between a theory and a hypothesis?
    There is no difference between a theory and a hypothesis.
    A theory is a guess or idea, while a hypothesis is a proven fact.
    A theory is a well-supported explanation that has been extensively tested, while a hypothesis is a tentative explanation that has yet to be tested.
    A theory is a tentative explanation that has yet to be tested, while a hypothesis is a well-supported explanation that has been extensively tested.
    30s
  • Q10
    What is speciation?
    The process by which one species splits into two or more distinct species.
    The process by which individuals with advantageous traits survive and reproduce.
    The process by which all members of a species are genetically identical.
    The process by which individuals with disadvantageous traits are favored.
    30s
  • Q11
    What is fitness in the context of evolution?
    The speed of an organism's movements.
    The physical strength of an organism.
    The size of an organism's brain.
    The ability of an organism to survive and reproduce in its environment.
    30s

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