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6 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. A character that evolved in a common ancestor among two different groups
  2. when two or more species NOT descended from a common ancestor develop similar traits
  3. the evolutionary history of an organism
  4. the science of describing, naming, and classifying organisms
  5. a group of similar species
  6. a taxonomic group containing one or more genera

6 True/False Questions

  1. cladisticsa taxonomic group containing one or more orders


  2. analogous charactersSimilarites that arise through convergent evolution


  3. binomial nomenclaturea group of natural populations that are interbreeding or that could interbreed and that are reproductively isolated from other such groups


  4. evolutionary systematicstaxonomists give varying degrees of importance to characters and thus produce a subjective analysis of evolutionary relationships


  5. phyluma group of similar classes


  6. ordera taxonomic group containing one or more orders


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