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Evolution & Inheritance Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is the best definition of breeding?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is an example of crossbreeding?

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements describes crossbreeding?

Question 4 4. Which of the following scenarios correctly describes breeding?

Question 5 5. Charles Darwin developed ideas about _____, and determined that living things must change over time to avoid becoming _____.

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Question 6 6. Which paleontologist learned about fossils from his or her father, and helped to discover the Plesiosaur?

Question 7 7. What does Jack Horner believe can be used to recreate prehistoric animals that are extinct?

Question 8 8. What did Gideon Mantell discover?

Question 9 9. As it relates to natural selection, a polar bear's white fur color is an example of a(n) _____.

Question 10 10. Favorable adaptations allow organisms to _____ by enabling them to find food, shelter, and mates.

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Question 11 11. The process of passing down favorable traits to one's offspring is called _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT an example of an adaptation?

Question 13 13. What kind of scientist was Alfred Wallace?

Question 14 14. Wallace and Darwin believed that animals and plants change slowly over time into new kinds of animals and plants, depending on where they are in the world. What is this called?

Question 15 15. All of the following is true about Alfred Wallace's work EXCEPT:

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Question 16 16. As Wallace developed his ideas about plants and animals, he sent his work to another scientist who had similar thoughts. What was this scientist's name?

Question 17 17. Mutations are _____.

Question 18 18. Which of the following is most likely to cause variation among a population of frogs?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is an example of variation?

Question 20 20. What is TRUE about genes?

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Question 21 21. Where is Charles Darwin buried?

Question 22 22. What hobby influenced Darwin's study of the natural world?

Question 23 23. What career did Darwin initially want to pursue?

Question 24 24. What is an adaptation as it relates to natural selection?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is NOT true about fossils?

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Question 26 26. A paleontologist's main sources of information are:

Question 27 27. Paleontology is the study of the _____

Question 28 28. Which of the following is a question a paleontologist might research:

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements best describes selective breeding?

Question 30 30. A _____ studies the history of life based on plant and animal evidence from the past.

Evolution & Inheritance Chapter Exam Instructions

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