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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
When does natural selection occur?
  1. when more individuals are born than can survive
  2. when there is heritable variation
  3. when there is variable fitness among individuals
  4. all of the above
Grade 9 Evolution
A change in the sequence of DNA during replication can result in                               .
  1. rapid evolution in an organism
  2. synthesis of antigens
  3. variations
  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 was the title of Darwin’s first work on evolution?
  1. On the Beginning of Organisms
  2. On the Origin of Species
  3. Off the Origin of Species
  4. On the End of Organisms
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
Evolution is the change in                                   .
  1. Gene pool over time
  2. Gene pool that is seen immediately
  3. Speciation
  4. Adaptive radiation
Grade 9 Evolution
After many generations, an insect species evolved resistance to a particular pesticide. This occurred because spraying the pesticide                                                              .
  1. killed most of the insects in the population.
  2. caused another inspect species to go extinct.
  3. caused mutations in the insect species’ gene pool.
  4. selected for insects that were able to survive and reproduce.
Grade 9 Evolution
What are traits that are altered by an individual organism called?
  1. inherited traits
  2. heritable triats
  3. acquired characteristics
  4. inherited characteristics
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