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Evolution and Natural Selection

Quiz by Aimee Jackson

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10 questions
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  • Q1
    Differences among individual members of the same species are referred to as....
    adaptation
    natural selection
    fitness
    variation
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  • Q2
    Darwin called the ability of an organism to survive...
    adaptation
    overpopulation
    fitness
    variation
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  • Q3
    Individuals in a population that have a variation which gives them an advantage in their environment are more likely to ...
    move to a different environment.
    change their characteristics to fit the environment.
    die and not reproduce.
    survive and reproduce.
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  • Q4
    Why are advantageous traits more likely to be passed onto offspring?
    Because they are more likely to survive and reproduce.
    Because they come from dominant alleles.
    Because the trait is an acquired phenotype.
    Because they come from recessive alleles.
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  • Q5
    A bird that can easily out-compete other birds for food and that can produce many eggs has a high
    death rate
    mutation rate
    adaptation
    fitness
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  • Q6
    "Survival of the Fittest" describes which theory
    heredity
    natural selection
    string theory
    gravity
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  • Q7
    Who is known for his development of the theory of evolution?
    Mendel
    Hooke
    Darwin
    Einstein
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  • Q8
    Which of the following is/are key features of the theory of evolution?
    Organisms in populations are genetically unique
    Each species produces more offspring than can survive
    Offspring compete with one another for limited resources
    Offspring with the most favorable traits are the most likely to survive and pass on their genes
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  • Q9
    What is the advantage of having different shaped beaks?
    To protect itself against predators.
    To protect itself against prey.
    To look different from other species.
    To be able to eat the food readily available in the environment.
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  • Q10
    Some lizards have different size legs. Lizards with longer legs are able to better access food. Overtime Lizards with short legs became less common. Which adaptation is more beneficial?
    long legs
    short legs
    Leg size
    Lizards
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