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biology semester 2 quiz #1
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T OR F... We have evidence for evolution.
T. We have fossils for proof of evolution.
T OR F... scientists agree on all aspects of evolutionary theory.
F. No, scientists do not always agree on the topic of evolution.
T OR F... The fossil record supports the theory of evolution.
T. DNA supports as well.
T OR F... Evolutionary theory teaches that humans evolved from apes.
F. No, if we evolved from Apes, Apes wouldn't exist anymore.
T OR F... Mutation is a driving force of evolution.
T. Its the process of natural selection.
T OR F... species can change over time.
T. natural selection & traits that are liked for survival change the animal over time.
T OR F... Individual organisms can evolve.
F. The WHOLE population evolves!
T OR F... Evolution cannot be observed.
F. We can look back at different bones/ DNA through the years.
T OR F... Evolution is still occurring.
T. We are still showing/giving signs of evolution.
T OR F... Evolution leads to the eventual formation of a perfect organism.
F. No, it's not perfect, its just natural selection. (Its good enough)
T OR F... Scientific evidence is something that I can choose to believe or not to believe.
F. some scientific evidence cant be denied (gravity, for example)
T OR F... Science can answer all questions given time and the right technology.
F. Technology cant answer all unobservable scientific things.
What did Charles Darwin find on the crest of the Andes Mountains?
How did Charles Darwin think finches got to the islands and how did there come to be so many different types?
Each new species come from the "parent tree". Some die out, and others keep going.
What is the new tool available to modern researchers that wasn't available for Darwin?
When a population competes for a limited amount of resources, which individuals will tend to survive?
Ones with some kind of advantage.
What modern day virus has shown a tremendous capacity to evolve, and why does it change so quickly?
HIV. Natural selection in the patients body.
change over time
organisms with variations most suited to their local environment and survive, leaving more offspring
nature provides the variations, & humans select those they find more useful
all species - including & extinct - are descended from ancient common ancestor
how do evolution & natural selection relate to each other?
natural selection is how evolution is carried on
struggle for existence
members of a population must compete to obtain food, living space, etc.
any heritable characteristics that increases an organisms ability to survive & reproduce in its environment
how well an organism can survive & reproduce in its environment
why do organisms with greater fitness generally leave more organisms that are less fit?
the non- fit one usually dies before reproducing
what do evolutionary trees show? what does the tree of life imply about all species living & extinct
different species can usually be tracked to a common ancestor
Individuals within a population vary in traits
Traits can be inherited or passed down
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