ASVAB: Evolution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Homo habilis lived during a timeframe most similar to:

Question 2 2. Which of the following is not a distinctive characteristic of primates?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is an example of convergent evolution?

Question 4 4. How does the fossil record support evolution?

Question 5 5. Cells that are simple and contain no membrane bound organelles are called:

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Question 6 6. Which field would best describe why penguins and polar bears are not found in the same regions of Earth?

Question 7 7.

Which of the following statements does NOT represent the idea of heritability by acquired characteristics?

I. A body builder develops stronger muscles during the course of his life, so his son will be strong as well.

II. A cat that lost its tail will produce offspring with shorter tails.

III. Over time, a population of heavily striped zebras increased over those without as much striping, as the heavily striped ones had a competitive advantage over the zebras with fewer stripes, and were, therefore, better able to reproduce.

Question 8 8. At what time point in the Universe's history is it theorized that all the forces in nature appear along with particles, neutrons, protons, and electrons?

Question 9 9. What method is used to determine the specific age of a rock or fossil?

Question 10 10. The Archean and Proterozoic eons are grouped together as the:

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Question 11 11. A scientist notices several birds in the same area that are similar in appearance with the exception of different beak lengths. She observes that one type of bird with a particularly long beak can pick bugs out of holes in the ground, while the birds with shorter beaks cannot. The longer beak is an example of

Question 12 12. Which of the following best describes an endosymbiont?

Question 13 13. Which answer choice correctly orders the three major eons of Earth's history, from the oldest to the most recent?

Question 14 14. What is the purpose of the device shown?

Question 15 15. Which of the following species walked upright and still spent some of their time in the trees?

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Question 16 16. A scientist has observed animals in a particular habitat for some time. She notices that in a population of birds those with either short or long beaks can find more food than those with average sized beaks. Over time, she notices a higher proportion of birds in the population have either short or long beaks. She is observing:

Question 17 17.

Which of the following is an example of natural selection?

I. Albino animals are rare in nature because they are easy for predators to find.

II. The fastest gazelle is least likely to be eaten by a lion.

III. The gorilla that is strong enough to become alpha male is the most likely to pass on his genes.

Question 18 18. What organelles in eukaryotic cells are thought to have originated from prokaryotic cells?

Question 19 19. Which does NOT provide evidence for evolution?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a principle of Darwin's theory of evolution?

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Question 21 21. What trend was common as humans evolved beyond Australopithecines, as evidenced by Homo habilis and others?

Question 22 22. Paleontology is the study of

Question 23 23. Comparative anatomy is useful for all but which of the following?

Question 24 24. 100 billion years from now, what will have happened to current galaxies?

Question 25 25.

Which of the following is an example of a homologous structure or trait?

I. Arm bones of a human and wings of a bird

II. Wing of a penguin and wing of a mosquito

III. Beak of a penguin and beak of a duck

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Question 26 26. What scientist is credited with the idea that early life on Earth formed through a series of reactions that made simple compounds gradually more complex?

Question 27 27. The hominoid group includes all of the following except:

Question 28 28. Which of the following differentiates humans from other hominoids?

Question 29 29. A new mutation allows a cheetah to run faster and hunt down more prey than its slower counterparts. This mutation increased the _____ of the cheetah.

Question 30 30. Which of the following forces is LEAST likely to cause a new species to arise in a population?

ASVAB: Evolution Chapter Exam Instructions

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