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The Evolution questions below are in the following grade levels:
Grades: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 College
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Grade 10 :: Evolution by Drv00d00
During a study session about evolution, one of your fellow students remarks, "The giraffe stretched
its neck while reaching for higher leaves; its offspring inherited longer necks as a result." Which
statement is most likely to be helpful in correcting this student's misconception?
  1. Characteristics acquired during an organism's life are generally not passed on through genes.
  2. Spontaneous mutations can result in the appearance of new traits.
  3. Only favorable adaptations have survival value
  4. Disuse of an organ may lead to its eventual disappearance.
  5. If the giraffes did not have to compete with each other, longer necks would not have been passed on to the next generation.
Grade 9 :: Evolution by PMISIAS
How can temporal isolation lead to speciation?
  1. If two populations do not like each other, this may lead to the formation of a separate species
  2. If two populations reproduce in different ways, this may lead them to become separate species
  3. If two populations are separated by a geographic barrier, this will cause them to reproduce with other members of their own species which may them to become separate species
  4. If two populations reproduce at different times, they are unlikely to reproduce with each other which may cause them to become separate species
Grade 7 :: Evolution by karsch67
What was the name of the book Darwin published in 1859?
  1. Evolution Over Time
  2. Darwin and the HMS Beagle
  3. The Origin of Species
  4. The Origin of Evolution
Grade 9 :: Evolution by PMISIAS
One of Charles Darwin's most commonly known species that he observed and studies while on the Galapagos Islands were Finches. How did these finches arrive in the Galapagos Islands?
  1. They were left there by previous travelers
  2. They spontaneously generated once food sources were available
  3. They flew, or were blown, from South America
  4. Darwin brought them with him from other places he visited before
Grade 7 :: Evolution by karsch67
The longer a group remains isolated from the rest of the species:
  1. has no bearing on whether it will evolve into a new species
  2. the less likely it is to evolve into a new species
  3. the more likely it is to evolve into a new species
  4. both a and c
Grade 10 :: Evolution by Drv00d00
Before and during Darwin's time, many theories of evolution had been proposed. With which of the following theories would Darwin most likely agree?
  1. Malthus's theory that species and populations were limited by available resources, lack of resources, competition and that competition drove evolution
  2. Cuvier's theory of catastrophism where abrupt changes, and the survivors of those changes were not new species at all.
  3. Lyell's theory of uniformity where a steady, gradual and lengthy molding of the Earth and its species took place occurred.
  4. Lamarck suggested theory that single simple forms could become more complex in an individual and thereby cause characteristics changes that could be inherited in the next generation.
Grade 9 :: Evolution by outom964
Which scientific theory did Charles Darwin shape?
  1. circumnavigation
  2. cell theory
  3. theory of evolution
  4. climate change theory
Grade 9 :: Evolution by agyakbev
Evolution is categorized as a                .
  1. fact
  2. theory
  3. principle
Grade 10 :: Evolution by Drv00d00
All of the following drive evolution EXCEPT
  1. Changes in allelic frequencies
  2. differential reproductive success
  3. genetic drift
  4. populations in genetic equilibrium
Grade 10 :: Evolution by Drv00d00
Changes in allelic frequencies that lead to a shift in phenotypes to one extreme, as in the pepper moth population, are an example of
  1. directional selection
  2. stabilizing selection
  3. disruptive selection
  4. sexual selection
Grade 10 :: Evolution by Drv00d00
All of the following are prezygotic isolating mechanisms EXCEPT
  1. temporal isolation
  2. hybrid sterility
  3. gamete incompatibility
  4. behavioral isolation
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