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Adaptive Radiation: Definition & Example

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The entirety of an organism's habitat, including its food, predators, parasites and other species in the same area is know as:

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1. Which is an example of adaptive radiation?

2. How fast does adaptive radiation usually happen?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and printable worksheet will test your ability to understand about the evolutionary process of adaptive radiation. You will be quizzed on terms related to and examples of this process.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The term used to describe an organism's habitat
  • Identifying an example of adaptive radiation
  • The time it takes for adaptive radiation to happen

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about what adaptive radiation is
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the evolving of species in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding competition among organisms in nature

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Adaptive Radiation: Definition, Examples & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define adaptive radiation
  • Provide an example of how adaptive radiation works
  • Discuss selective pressures
  • Illustrate how competition occurs between animals in nature
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