Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium I: Overview


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Using the criteria outlined in the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, determine which of the following populations can be balanced.

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Select the statements about Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium that are true.

I. Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium is rarely found in the wild.

II. The allele frequency of a population in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium does not change.

III. The Hardy-Weinberg equation predicts the evolutionary agent affecting a population.


Which of the following criteria must be met for Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium?

I. Beneficial trait

II. Non-random mating

III. Large population size

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help check your understanding of the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium equation. You will be quizzed on population genetics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to review:

  • Balancing populations
  • Criteria for the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
  • Purposes of the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet combo can help you practice these skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of balance in the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding populations and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You should also read the related lesson called Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium I: Overview. The lesson has the following objectives:

  • Define population genetics
  • Identify the purpose of the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
  • Examine criteria for the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium