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Grade 8 Evolution
Grade 8 Evolution
Which of the following enables the survival of a species?
  1. runners
  2. reproduction
  3. asexual
  4. splitting
Grade 8 Evolution
The idea that life could spring from non-living matter is called
  1. development
  2. spontaneous generation
  3. homeostasis
  4. evolution
Grade 8 Evolution
Which of the following is required for natural selection to occur?
  1. There must be a shortage of food.
  2. The must be a change in the environment, causing individuals to change.
  3. There must be some genetic differences among the individuals of a species.
  4. all of the above
Grade 8 Evolution
Which of the following explanations did Lamarck use to account for the fossil record changing?
  1. Species best suited to their environments survive better than others.
  2. Variation within a species can be passed on to offspring.
  3. Acquired traits are passed on from one generation to another.
  4. Giraffes adapted to their environment.
Grade 8 Evolution
Grade 8 Evolution
The change in a species' genetics over time is                   .
  1. natural selection
  2. adaptive radiation
  3. heredity
  4. evolution
Grade 8 Evolution
Several organisms on the Galapagos Islands have evolved into new species through
  1. isolation
  2. observation
  3. vestigial organs
  4. artificial selection
Grade 8 Evolution
Which of the following is needed to have speciation occur?
  1. adaptation
  2. mass extinction
  3. isolation
  4. acquired traits
Grade 8 Evolution
Which of the following refers to the possible earliest multicellular organisms?
  1. jellyfish
  2. simple plants
  3. fungi
  4. tiny seaweeds
  5. none of the above
Grade 8 Evolution
The two scientists responsible for the theory of evolution are                   .
  1. Mendel and Wallace
  2. Mendel and Darwin
  3. Darwin and Wallace
  4. only Mendel
Grade 8 Evolution
Grade 8 Evolution
This is how an organism changes over time.
  1. phylogeny
  2. virus
  3. homeostasis
  4. cell theory
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