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Intro to Biodiversity & Change Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following correctly displays a scientific name using binomial nomenclature?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Artificial selection is also known as _____.

Question 4 4.

Which of the following is an example of analogous structures or traits?

I. Leg bones of a human and leg bones of a penguin

II. Wing of a penguin and wing of a mosquito

III. Beak of a penguin and beak of a duck

Question 5 5. 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.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a principle of Darwin's theory of evolution?

Question 7 7. How does the fossil record support evolution?

Question 8 8. Why do mutations appear more often with selective breeding?

Question 9 9. What was Linnaeus's classification system based on?

Question 10 10. Our modern corn was created through artificial selection from the ancestral plant _____.

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Question 11 11. Paleontology is the study of

Question 12 12. Comparative anatomy is useful for all but which of the following?

Question 13 13. Classical taxonomy relies on both morphology and phylogeny. What do these terms mean?

Question 14 14.

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 15 15. The study of the genetic variation within a population is known as:

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Question 16 16. What is the main difference between natural selection and artificial selection?

Question 17 17. Which field would best describe why penguins and polar bears are not found in the same regions of Earth?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements about taxonomic levels is correct?

Question 19 19. Which level of organization in taxonomy is the most specific?

Question 20 20.

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.

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Question 21 21. All of the following statements describe cladistics EXCEPT:

Question 22 22. Which is NOT a trait that might be selected for through artificial selection?

Question 23 23. _____ can be defined as a change in a characteristic within a population over time.

Question 24 24. Where does the system of classifying things based first into broad categories, then into progressively more specific categories, originate?

Question 25 25. Which does NOT provide evidence for evolution?

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Question 26 26. Which domain contains both the plant and animal kingdoms?

Question 27 27.

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

Question 28 28. Which system of classification is scientifically objective and also only takes into account shared traits that are derived from a shared evolutionary ancestor?

Question 29 29. When using phenetics, which of these issues could potentially occur?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is an example of convergent evolution?

Intro to Biodiversity & Change Chapter Exam Instructions

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