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Evolution Questions - All Grades

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Grade 10 Evolution
Evolution is the
  1. process of maintaining homeostasis.
  2. process that results in the increase of living material in an organism.
  3. process of accumulating adaptations gradually over time.
  4. none of the above
Grade 9 Evolution
Who founded the theory of evolution that involves natural selection?
  1. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
  2. Ernst Haeckel
  3. Charles Darwin
  4. Aristotle
Grade 9 Evolution
What scientific theory did Charles Darwin have a key role in shaping?
  1. theory of circumnavigation
  2. cell theory
  3. theory of evolution
  4. climate change theory
Grade 9 Evolution
According to Darwin, evolution occurs
  1. quickly.
  2. because of natural selection.
  3. regularly at every 5,000 years.
  4. when the organism desires change.
Grade 10 Evolution
The bird Darwin studied was the
  1. finch.
  2. mockingbird.
  3. cardinal.
  4. blue jay.
Grade 9 Evolution
Evolution is best described as being a
  1. fact.
  2. theory.
  3. principle.
Grade 9 Evolution
Sperm whales have vestigial hip bones, and a small percentage of sperm whales also have vestigial hind limbs. Which statement best explains the presence of these vestigial structures?
  1. Sperm whales evolved from ancestors that walked on land.
  2. Sperm whales are in the process of evolving into land mammals.
  3. These structures are acquired by each individual sperm whale during its lifetime.
  4. These structures resulted from sperm whales having a long period of embryonic development.
Grade 10 Evolution
What is a similar structure in different species that originated in a shared ancestor?
  1. homologous structure
  2. vestigial structure
  3. fossil
  4. population
Grade 10 Evolution
Grade 10 Evolution
Darwin was considered the father of
  1. time.
  2. evolution.
  3. fossils.
  4. weather.
Grade 10 Evolution
A change in allele frequencies of a population as a result of chance is
  1. genetic drift.
  2. allele frequency.
  3. disruptive selection.
  4. evolution.
Grade 10 Evolution
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