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Evolution & Genetics Vocabulary Quiz

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  • Q1
    The variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem.
    biodiversity

    natural selection

    genetic variation

    taxonomy

    30s
  • Q2
    Differences among individuals of a population in the composition of their genes or other DNA segments
    genetic variation

    biodiversity

    taxonomy

    natural selection

    30s
  • Q3
    A random error in gene replication that leads to a change

    genetic diversity

    mutation

    natural selection

    biological evolution

    30s
  • Q4
    A group of organisms that are closely related and can mate to produce fertile offspring

    genetic variation

    biodiversity

    biological evolution

    species
    30s
  • Q5
    The science of classifying organisms

    species

    taxonomy

    biodiversity

    extinction

    30s
  • Q6
    How Earth/land has changed over time

    plate tectonics

    natural selection

    geological evolution

    biological evolution

    30s
  • Q7
    The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle.

    geologic evolution

    Pangaea

    biological evolution

    plate tectonics
    30s
  • Q8
    A term that typically describes a species that no longer has any known living individuals.

    species

    biological evolution

    natural selection

    extinct
    30s
  • Q9
    The change over time in populations of related organisms

    mutation

    geologic evolution

    biological evolution

    taxonomy

    30s
  • Q10
    States that organisms change and develop over time to adapt and increase rate of survival

    biodiversity

    genetic variation

    Theory of Evolution

    Law of Superposition

    30s
  • Q11
    The principle that, among the range of inherited trait variations, those contributing to reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding generations
    natural selection

    biological evolution

    continental drift

    plate tectonics

    30s
  • Q12
    Structures in different species that are similar because of common ancestry.

    vestigial structures

    homologous structures

    natural selection

    evolution

    30s
  • Q13
    A structure that is present in an organism but no longer serves its original purpose

    extinction

    vestigial structures

    homologous chromosomes

    natural selection

    30s
  • Q14
    The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million years ago and gave rise to today's continents

    The Law of Superposition

    North America

    Pangaea

    Plate Tectonics

    30s
  • Q15

    Pangaea

    The variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem.

    How earth/land has changed over time

    The name of the single landmass that broke apart 200 million years ago and gave rise to today's continents

    The theory that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle.

    45s

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