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Grade 9 Evolution
Who founded the theory of evolution that involves natural selection?
  1. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
  2. Ernst Haekel
  3. Charles Darwin
  4. Aristotle
Grade 9 Evolution
What scientific theory did Charles Darwin have a key role in shaping?
  1. circumnavigation
  2. cell theory
  3. theory of evolution
  4. climate change theory
Grade 9 Evolution
According to Darwin, evolution occurs
  1. quickly
  2. due to natural selection
  3. regularly, every 5,000 years
  4. when the organism desires change
Grade 9 Evolution
Which of the following examples correctly characterizes natural selection?
  1. a black lab for hunting birds
  2. a siamese cat with unusual coloring
  3. a giraffe with a long neck to reach branches for food
  4. a thorough bred horse for racing
Grade 9 Evolution
Which of the following is an example of natural selection?
  1. A black lab that is used for hunting
  2. A siamese cat with unusual coloring
  3. A horse that is bred for racing
  4. Bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics
Grade 9 Evolution
The image below appears in a biology textbook.
Cladogram
Which of the following best identifies the image?
  1. cladogram chart
  2. dichotomous key
  3. phylogenetic tree
  4. pedigree diagram
Grade 9 Evolution
Grade 9 Evolution
It is the belief of many scientists that birds descended from
  1. mammal-like reptiles
  2. amphibians
  3. mammals
  4. snakes
  5. dinosaurs
Grade 9 Evolution
Who is renowned as the Father of Evolution?
  1. Gregor Mendel
  2. Charles Darwin
  3. Jean Baptiste Lamarck
Grade 9 Evolution
What is one important way that scientists categorize information when organizing diversity?
  1. By keeping records in the computer
  2. By DNA type
  3. By how long ago certain organisms shared a common ancestor
  4. By types of species
Grade 9 Evolution
One significant characteristic of living systems is that
  1. they remain the same
  2. they only change once every five years
  3. they evolve or change over time
  4. they only change if they grow
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