How Darwin's Observations Showed the Process of Natural Selection


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1. Which of the following are Darwin's four observations?

2. Variation means which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Charles Darwin was a crucial figure in the history of modern science, primarily due to his contribution of the theory of natural selection. This assessment will test you on basic information regarding Charles Darwin and the specifics of natural selection theory. The quiz questions will go over things such as Darwin's observations and selected terminology related to the topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Concept of survival of the fittest
  • Darwin's four observations
  • Definition of variation and selection

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - make sure you can accurately recall information on Charles Darwin's observations and his subsequent theories regarding natural selection
  • Defining key concepts - test your ability to define some of the key terminology related to natural selection, such as variation, adaptation, and selection
  • Reading comprehension - draw from your understanding of the topic to answer questions identifying Darwin's specific observations and the characteristics of the natural selection process

Additional Learning

To learn more about Charles Darwin and natural selection, review the corresponding lesson called How Darwin's Observations Showed the Process of Natural Selection. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of natural selection
  • Darwin's observations
  • Variation, adaptation, and selection
  • Genetic diversity