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Grade 8 Evolution
Different kinds of plants living in the same area must compete for water. Which plant represents "survival of the fittest"?
  1. the plant with the largest leaves
  2. the plant with a compact root system
  3. the plant with the largest root system
  4. the plant with needles instead of leaves
Grade 8 Evolution
Who developed the theory of evolution?
  1. Reginald Punnett
  2. Charles Darwin
  3. Alfred Wegener
  4. Gregor Mendel
Grade 8 Evolution
Important evidence for evolution can be found in
  1. mutations.
  2. nature.
  3. plants.
  4. fossils.
Grade 8 Evolution
The peppered moth represents an important example of
  1. natural selection.
  2. evolution.
  3. adaptive radiation.
  4. heredity.
Grade 8 Evolution
One kind of modern evidence for evolution is
  1. change.
  2. natural selection.
  3. selection.
  4. transitional fossils.
Grade 8 Evolution
The change in a species' genetics over time is
  1. natural selection.
  2. adaptive radiation.
  3. heredity.
  4. evolution.
Grade 8 Evolution
Grade 8 Evolution
A change that increases an organism's chances for survival is a(n)
  1. mutation.
  2. evolution.
  3. adaptation.
  4. selection.
Grade 8 Evolution
The theory that life could spring from nonliving matter is
  1. spontaneous generation.
  2. asexual reproduction.
  3. homeostasis.
  4. stimulus/response.
Grade 8 Evolution
Grade 8 Evolution
Grade 8 Evolution
The two scientists responsible for the theory of evolution are
  1. Mendel and Wallace.
  2. Mendel and Darwin.
  3. Darwin and Wallace.
  4. Darwin and Mendel.
Grade 8 Evolution
Which statement about extinction is TRUE?
  1. Extinct organisms may be related to living organisms.
  2. Extinct organisms may be related to other extinct organisms.
  3. both a and b
  4. neither a or b
Grade 8 Evolution
The idea that life could spring from non-living matter is
  1. development.
  2. spontaneous generation.
  3. homeostasis.
  4. evolution.
Grade 8 Evolution
The change in the genetic makeup of a species over time can be explained by the theory of
  1. extinction.
  2. selective breeding.
  3. evolution.
  4. adaptive radiation.
Grade 8 Evolution
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