5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- If the HMS Beagle had completely bypassed the Galapagos Islands, Darwin would have had a much poorer understanding of
- Which of the following must exist in a population before natural selection can act upon that population?
- Which of the following statements is not an inference of natural selection?
- Both Darwin's and Lamarck's ideas regarding evolution suggest which of the following?
- Given a population that contains genetic variation, what is the correct sequence of the following events, under the influence of natural selection?
- a e. The interaction of organisms with their environment is important in the evolutionary process.
- b b. the ability of populations to undergo modification as they adapt to a particular environment.
- c e. individuals must adapt to their environment.
- d a. genetic variation among individuals
- e a. 2, 4, 1, 3
5 Multiple choice questions
- e. A and B only
- c. Lamarck.
- d. a mechanism for evolution that was supported by evidence.
- d. the demise of the dinosaurs, and various other groups, by the impact of a large extraterrestrial body with Earth
- b. Lamarckism.
5 True/False questions
Catastrophism, meaning the regular occurrence of geological or meteorological disturbances (catastrophes), was Cuvier's attempt to explain the existence of → b. the fossil record.
During drought years on the Galapagos, small, easily eaten seeds become rare leaving only large, hard-cased seeds that only birds with large beaks can eat. If a drought persists for several years, then what should one expect to result from natural selection? → c. more recently they shared a common ancestor.
Which of the following represents an idea Darwin took from the writings of Thomas Malthus? → b. Populations tend to increase at a faster rate than their food supply.
In evolutionary terms, the more closely related two different organisms are, the → c. more recently they shared a common ancestor.
In a hypothetical environment, fishes called pike-cichlids are visual predators of algae-eating fish, i.e., they locate their prey by sight. If a population of algae eaters experiences predation pressure from pike-cichlids, which of the following would least likely be observed in the algae-eater population over the course of many generations? → c. Female algae eaters may become larger, bearing broods composed of more, and larger, young.