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Evolution Vocabulary Quiz

Quiz by Sahrish Panjwani

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18 questions
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  • Q1
    The gradual change in a species over time
    Evolution
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  • Q2
    Preserved remains or traces of ancient organisms
    Fossil
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  • Q3
    The top rock layer and its fossils is the youngest and the bottom is the oldest.
    Law of Superposition
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  • Q4
    A technique used to determine which of two fossils is older
    Relative Dating
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  • Q5
    any method of measuring the age of an event or object in years
    Absolute Dating
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  • Q6
    Structures in different species that are similar because of common ancestry.
    Homologous Structures
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  • Q7
    Body parts that share a common function, but not structure
    Analogous Structures
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  • Q8
    A structure that is present in an organism but no longer serves its original purpose
    Vestigial Structures
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  • Q9
    the study of embryos and their development.
    Embryology
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  • Q10
    fossils that connect ancestral species with their descendants through a series of tiny steps
    Transitional Forms
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  • Q11
    species acquire traits during their lifetime and pass them on to their offspring
    Theory of Acquired Traits
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  • Q12
    Traits that are gained during your lifetime
    Acquired Traits
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  • Q13
    A process in which individuals that have certain inherited traits tend to survive and reproduce at higher rates than other individuals because of those traits.
    Natural Selection
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  • Q14
    how well an organism can survive and reproduce in its environment
    Fitness
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  • Q15
    The natural or genetic ability of an organism to avoid or repel attack by biotic agents
    Biological Resistance
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  • Q16
    When the mean (average) is selected for.
    Stabilizing Selection
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  • Q17
    occurs when natural selection favors one of the extreme variations of a trait
    Directional Selection
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  • Q18
    favors individuals at both extremes of the phenotypic range
    Disruptive Selection
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