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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Evolution Questions

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Grade 9 Evolution
                 is the driving force of evolution.
  1. natural selection
  2. speciation
  3. adaptation
  4. extinction
Grade 9 Evolution
Grade 9 Evolution
Which of the following is a true statement about biological evolution?
  1. Individuals evolve more slowly than populations.
  2. Individuals evolve; populations do not.
  3. Individuals evolve by changing the gene pool.
  4. Populations evolve; individuals do not.
Grade 9 Evolution
Animal behaviors can evolve through natural selection because                                                                                                             .
  1. all behaviors is completely the result of genes
  2. genes that influence behavior that increases an individual's fitness can be passed on to the next generation
  3. what an animal learns incorporated into its genes
  4. all behavior is completely the result of environmental influences
Grade 9 Evolution
Approximately how long ago did life arise on earth?
  1. 5.5 billion years ago
  2. 55 million years ago
  3. 200 million years ago
  4. 3.5 billion years ago
Grade 9 Evolution
Grade 9 Evolution
After many generations, an insect species evolved resistance to a particular pesticide. This occurred because spraying pesticides                                                             .
  1. killed most of the insects in the population
  2. caused mutations in the insect species’ gene pool
  3. caused another inspect species to go extinct
  4. selected for insects that were able to survive and reproduce
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