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Evolution Quiz
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by Christopher Piede
| 21 Questions
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1
4 pts
A group of organisms that can mate and produce fertile offspring is called a what?
adaptation
fossil record
species
variation
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2
4 pts
Differences between members of the same species.
variations
fossils
evolution
genes
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3
4 pts
Only traits that are controlled by ________ can be acted on by natural selection.
fossils
genes
adaptation
evolution
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4
4 pts
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in the past are known as ______________.
fossils
species
variation
genes
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5
4 pts
All the millions of fossils that scientists have collected are part of the _______________________________.
genes
sedimentary
species
fossil record
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6
4 pts
An inherited characteristic that improves the chance for an organism to survive and reproduce is know as a what?
adaptation
species
Darwin
evolution
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7
4 pts
Organisms are best suited to their environment and are most likely to survive and reproduce represents the process of...
genes
natural selection
variation
HMS Beagle
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8
4 pts
Most fossils are found in what type of rock?
igneous
metamorphic
sedimentary
rock 'n roll
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9
4 pts
The gradual change in a species over time.
genetics
evolution
variation
fossils
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10
4 pts
When minerals replace bone, what kind of fossil is formed?
mold
cast
amber
petrified
11
8 pts
A horse and a donkey can mate with each other. Their offspring, called the mule, is not fertile Explain . Do horses and donkeys belong in the same species? Why or why not?
12
4 pts
Fossils of dinosaurs can be found in amber.
True
False
13
8 pts
Circle the oldest fossil in RED, Circle the youngest fossil in BLUE.
14
4 pts
Charles Darwin sailed around the world and collected data, which lead to his Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, while aboard the HMS Beagle.
True
False
15
4 pts
In order for a trait to be passed on to it's offspring and be subject to the process of natural selection it must be...
genetic
acquired
variation
Hufflepuff
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16
4 pts
Use the pic above to answer the following question.Which statement best explains why these freshwater Mesosaurus fossils are found in some rock layers in both South America and Africa?
Mesosaurus swam across the ocean between the continents
The continents were once connected as a giant landmass
Global warming has been raising the sea level in the Atlantic Ocean
The remains of the Mesosaurus were carried across the ocean by predators
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17
4 pts
The process of natural selection where many more offspring are produced than can survive.
overproduction
competition
variation
selection
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18
4 pts
The process in natural selection where organisms in a species fight each other for food, water, mates...
overproduction
competition
variation
selection
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19
4 pts
Differences between individuals of the same species.
overproduction
competition
variation
selection
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20
4 pts
The symbiotic relationship between bees and flowers is one in which both benefit.
parasitism
commensalism
competition
mutualism
21
12 pts
Circle the predator in red. Circle the prey with a beneficial (good) adaptation in green, Circle the prey with a detrimental (bad) adaptation in blue.
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