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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Evolution Questions

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Grade 5 Evolution
What is an adaptation?
  1. where an animal lives
  2. unique feature of an animal that helps it survive
  3. change that an animal goes through as it grows
Grade 5 Evolution
Charles Darwin gave to science the theory of
  1. revolution.
  2. evolution.
  3. gravity.
Grade 5 Evolution
A species that no longer exists is
  1. endangered.
  2. lost.
  3. extinct.
  4. classified.
Grade 5 Evolution
Organisms with favorable adaptations that are well suited to their environment reproduce more successfully according to
  1. variation.
  2. natural selection.
  3. cell theory.
  4. reproduction theory.
Grade 5 Evolution
Darwin's finches (birds) developed different beaks because of
  1. what they ate.
  2. where they lived.
Grade 5 Evolution
Extinction occurs when
  1. the last individual in a population dies.
  2. a population becomes endangered.
  3. acts of nature such as droughts or floods happen.
  4. acid rain falls.
Grade 5 Evolution
People used to think that living things could come from nonliving things, such as flies coming from rotting meat. This idea is called
  1. spontaneous generation.
  2. asexual generation.
  3. sexual generation.
  4. magical generation.
Grade 5 Evolution
An extinct species no longer exists anywhere on Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Evolution
                  developed the theory of natural selection.
  1. Alexander Fleming
  2. Charles Darwin
  3. Louis Pasteur
Grade 5 Evolution
Why do animals go extinct?
  1. They are no longer able to reproduce.
  2. Their number drops to zero.
  3. both a and b
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. Precambrian
  3. Holocene
Grade 5 Evolution
The last name of the father-son team that discovered how dinosaurs disappeared from Earth is
  1. Juarez.
  2. Thompson.
  3. Keeling.
  4. Alvarez.
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 the scientist named
  1. Virchow.
  2. Einstein.
  3. Mendel.
  4. Pasteur.
Grade 5 Evolution
          Fossils           are any remains, traces, or imprints of organisms that lived long ago.
Grade 5 Evolution
If fossils of a whale are found in a desert environment, what can be concluded about the area?
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