Artificial Selection in Evolution

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

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1. Artificial selection is also known as _____.

2. Why do mutations appear more often with selective breeding?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of what artificial selection is and why it is done.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Reasons why traits might be selected for artificial selection
  • The ability to identify another term for artificial selection
  • A reason why inbreeding more often leads to mutations
  • Which plant was used to create modern corn through artificial selection
  • The primary difference between artificial selection and natural selection

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding why artificial selection is pursued
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast artificial and natural selection
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of artificial selection

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Artificial Selection in Evolution. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define artificial selection
  • Compare artificial selection to natural selection
  • Provide examples of plants and animals that have been selectively bred
  • Explain a common problem with inbreeding
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