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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Evolution Questions

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Grade 5 Evolution
What did Charles Darwin give to science?
  1. Theory of Revolution
  2. Theory of Evolution
Grade 5 Evolution
Darwin's finches (birds) developed different beaks because of                 .
  1. what they ate
  2. where they lived
Grade 5 Evolution
People used to think that living things could come from nonliving things such as flies on rotting meat. This idea was called                       .
  1. spontaneous generation
  2. asexual generation
  3. sexual generation
  4. magical generation
Grade 5 Evolution
What is the name of the theory that states organisms with favorable adaptations that are well suited to their environment?
  1. variation
  2. natural selection
  3. cell theory
  4. reproduction theory
Grade 5 Evolution
What is extinction?
  1. last individual in a population dies
  2. a population endangered
  3. acts of nature like droughts or floods
  4. acid rain
Grade 5 Evolution
What is an adaptation?
  1. where an animal lives
  2. a unique part of an animal that helps it survive
  3. the change that an animal goes through as it grows
Grade 5 Evolution
                  developed the theory of natural selection.
  1. Alexander Fleming
  2. Charles Darwin
  3. Louis Pasteur
Grade 5 Evolution
An extinct species no longer exists anywhere on Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Evolution
          Fossils           are any remains, traces, or imprints of organisms that lived long ago.
Grade 5 Evolution
Scientists state that the earliest part of Earth's history is known as the                 era. At this time, Earth became hospitable to life.
  1. Cenozoic
  2. Precambian
Grade 5 Evolution
The last name of the two brothers who discovered how dinosaurs disappeared from the earth was                .
  1. Juarez
  2. Thompson
  3. Keeling
  4. Alvarez
Grade 5 Evolution
A species that no longer exists.
  1. endangered
  2. habitat
  3. extinction
  4. classify
Grade 5 Evolution
Though there are a few scientists who have been given credit for disproving the idea of spontaneous generation, one notable person is this scientist:
  1. Virchow
  2. Einstein
  3. Mendel
  4. Pasteur
Grade 5 Evolution
Why do animals go extinct?
  1. No longer able to reproduce.
  2. Not a lot of them.
  3. A and B
Grade 5 Evolution
What is an instinct?
  1. a behavior an animal inherits
  2. flow of energy through a community
  3. an organism that eats other organisms
  4. without a backbone
Grade 5 Evolution
If fossils of a whale are found in a desert environment, what can be concluded about the area?
Grade 5 Evolution
What describes an instinct?
  1. something you already know
  2. something you can already do
  3. something you know how to do
  4. all of the above
Grade 5 Evolution
What happens during natural succession?
  1. It occurs in stages.
  2. After a natural disaster.
  3. On a new barren land.
  4. None of the above.
Grade 5 Evolution
A bird flying is an instinct.
  1. True
  2. False
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