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Washington EOC Biology Grade 10: Biological Evolution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How do random mutations occur?

Question 2 2. A shift in the reading frame is usually caused by an insertion or a

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT a principle of Darwin's theory of evolution?

Question 4 4. Based on the original sequence, ACTTGAC, which of the following answer choices includes a transition mutation?

Question 5 5. Which does NOT provide evidence for evolution?

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Question 6 6. _____ can be defined as a change in a characteristic within a population over time.

Question 7 7. How do mutagens cause mutations?

Question 8 8. Which of the following forces is LEAST likely to cause a new species to arise in a population?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. What do we call the idea that all species on earth today came from past species?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a definition of species diversity?

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

Question 13 13.

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 14 14. An example of a transversion mutation is _____.

Question 15 15.

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.

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Question 16 16. Which type of mutations can result in a frameshift?

Question 17 17. How would a shift in the reading frame likely alter the resulting protein?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 19 19.

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 20 20. Which of the following is the hottest spot for species diversity?

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Question 21 21. What is the measure of the degree of difference between traits that are expressed in a population?

Question 22 22. Which type of mutation does NOT change the overall function of the protein?

Question 23 23. A type of point mutation that alters the length of the DNA strand is _____.

Question 24 24. How does a frameshift mutation in the gene coding for the enzyme, hexosaminidase A, result in Tay-Sachs disease?

Question 25 25. What is artificial selection?

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Question 26 26. The study of the genetic variation within a population is known as:

Question 27 27.

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 28 28. Tay-Sachs disease results from a buildup of harmful chemicals in the

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 30 30. Paleontology is the study of

Washington EOC Biology Grade 10: Biological Evolution Chapter Exam Instructions

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