Alfred Wallace: Theory of Evolution & Contribution


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What is the process of one population diverging into two separate species after many generations of isolation?

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1. Wallace's and Darwin's ideas of the driving force of evolution differed in that _______.

2. Alfred Wallace is considered the Father of ________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With just a few quiz questions, this assessment will help you to better understand the theory of evolution, Alfred Wallace, and how the two relate. To do well on this quiz, though, you will have to know about diverging populations, Charles Darwin, and biogeorgraphy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your knowledge of the following topics:

  • Process of a population diverging into two separate species
  • Theory of evolution in the eyes of Darwin versus Wallace
  • Alfred Wallace being the father of a specific field of study
  • Requirement for a population to diverge into separate species
  • Definition of biogeography

Skills Practiced

This assessment will allow you to practice your skills in the following:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as biogeography
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Alfred Wallace and the specifics of his theory of evolution
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such Darwin's and Wallace's theories of evolution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the theory of evolution and Alfred Wallace to answer questions about his specific hypothesis

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn additional information about this assessment's subject matter, read through its related lesson called Alfred Wallace: Theory of Evolution & Contribution. The lesson will give you added information about:

  • Explanation of biogeography
  • Distinctions between Alfred Wallace and Charles Darwin
  • A brief history of Alfred Wallace
  • Speciation and the Wallace Effect
  • Reproductive isolation's effect on evolution