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Grade 9 Evolution
Who founded the theory of evolution that involves natural selection?
  1. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
  2. Ernst Haekel
  3. Charles Darwin
  4. Aristotle
Grade 9 Evolution
What scientific theory did Charles Darwin have a key role in shaping?
  1. circumnavigation
  2. cell theory
  3. theory of evolution
  4. climate change theory
Grade 9 Evolution
According to Darwin, evolution occurs
  1. quickly
  2. due to natural selection
  3. regularly, every 5,000 years
  4. when the organism desires change
Grade 9 Evolution
Animal behaviors can evolve through natural selection because
  1. all behavior is completely the result of genes.
  2. genes that influence behavior that increases an individual's fitness can be passed onto the next generation.
  3. what an animal learns incorporated into its genes.
  4. all behavior is completely the result of environmental influences.
Grade 9 Evolution
Which of the following is an example of natural selection?
  1. A black lab that is used for hunting
  2. A siamese cat with unusual coloring
  3. A horse that is bred for racing
  4. Bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics
Grade 9 Evolution
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
Who is renowned as the Father of Evolution?
  1. Gregor Mendel
  2. Charles Darwin
  3. Jean Baptiste Lamarck
Grade 9 Evolution
Darwin's finches developed different beaks because of
  1. the food they consumed
  2. the environment they lived in
  3. the time of the day they where born
  4. their beaks provided them with protection
Grade 9 Evolution
The evolution of large, sweet, and calorie-packed ears of corn is a result of
  1. natural selection
  2. artificial selection
  3. ecological selection
  4. sexual selection
Grade 9 Evolution
One significant characteristic of living systems is that
  1. they remain the same
  2. they only change once every five years
  3. they evolve or change over time
  4. they only change if they grow
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