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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 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 9 Evolution
Darwin’s theory of evolution suggests that
  1. species change over time.
  2. different species can interbreed.
  3. extinct species are not related to living species.
  4. animals that look alike are the most closely related.
Grade 9 Evolution
It is the belief of many scientists that birds descended from
  1. mammal-like reptiles.
  2. amphibians.
  3. mammals.
  4. snakes.
  5. dinosaurs.
Grade 9 Evolution
When farmers breed the largest hogs, the fastest horses, or the cows that produce the most milk, this practice is called
  1. homologous variation.
  2. survival of the fittest.
  3. artificial selection.
  4. natural selection.
Grade 9 Evolution
Which scenario is an example of natural selection?
  1. a black labrador used for hunting
  2. a siamese cat with unusual coloring
  3. a horse bred for racing
  4. bacteria resistant to antibiotics
Grade 9 Evolution
Natural selection occurs when organisms adapt to their environment and
  1. transfer genes laterally.
  2. lose chromosomes.
  3. reproduce.
  4. die off.
Grade 9 Evolution
Structures that have different mature forms but that develop from the same embryonic structure are
  1. homologous structures.
  2. vegetable structures.
  3. natural selection.
  4. fossils.
Grade 9 Evolution
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