Evolution of Life on Earth Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following correctly pairs the classification of back bone with the animal given?

Question 2 2. Which of the following correctly pairs the name with the shape?

Question 3 3. Which of the following physical characteristics distinguishes human beings from other primates?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all three types of protists?

Question 5 5. If a clade has a known common ancestor and displays all of its descendants, it is called:

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Question 6 6. Which of the following correctly pairs the group of archaebacteria with the environment in which the group lives?

Question 7 7. Which term best describes a group of species without a known common ancestor?

Question 8 8. The hominoid group includes all of the following except:

Question 9 9. Learning and association are connected with what evolutionary adaptation in primates?

Question 10 10. Evolutionarily, which of the following animals is considered to be the simplest?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is not a distinctive characteristic of primates?

Question 12 12. The first known member of the genus Homo was the:

Question 13 13. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all prokaryotes?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a characteristic of fungi?

Question 15 15. What evolutionary development in plants allowed for an increase in the size of the organisms and removed the need for plants to only live in moist environments?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following differentiates humans from other hominoids?

Question 17 17. Which of the following correctly pairs the type of protist with the primary source of nutrition?

Question 18 18. Of the following, which group(s) of protists is(are) heterotrophs?

Question 19 19. Scientists hypothesize that the evolutionary ancestor of both plants and fungi were:

Question 20 20. Which kingdom contains the oldest known organism found on earth?

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Question 21 21. When antibiotics no longer effectively treat a bacterial infection, it is known as:

Question 22 22. Which of the following can be said about most primates in general?

Question 23 23. Primates can be grouped into two main categories. Which of the following correctly pairs the group with the location?

Question 24 24. Which of the following does not describe plants?

Question 25 25. According to the cladogram shown, which organisms are most closely related?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is not a characteristic of all animals?

Question 27 27. Looking through a microscope at a drop of pond water, you see a unicellular organism with a nucleus and chloroplasts. It is most likely a(n):

Question 28 28. Which of the following terms best describes a graphic display of the evolutionary relationships for organisms with a shared common ancestor?

Question 29 29. Which of the following distinguishes human communication from other primates?

Question 30 30. Animals that do not have a back bone are best known as:

Evolution of Life on Earth Chapter Exam Instructions

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