Developments in Heredity, Evolution & Ecology


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Who discovered how living things inherit their traits from their parents?

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1. What did the Human Genome Project do?

2. Which of the following did NOT take place in the 20th century?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The reason that we today know where we came from is because of scientific developments in the fields of heredity, evolution, and ecology. You can test your understanding of some major developments in these fields by answering the questions found within this online assessment. These questions provide you with a great study guide on these events, their timeline, and major figures associated with them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to assess yourself on:

  • The origins of the field of heredity
  • The Human Genome Project
  • Timeline of significant developments
  • Different theories of evolution
  • What different tools can teach us

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall -see if you can accurately recall the major developments in the fields of heredity, evolution and ecology, and how they tell us about our origins
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand specific achievements in these fields and when they occurred
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of these developments to correctly identify some of the important relevant figures and theories

Additional Learning

You can learn even more about this subject by reading the corresponding lesson called Developments in Heredity, Evolution & Ecology. This lesson contains information on:

  • Characteristics and origins of life
  • Origins of heredity
  • The Human Genome Project
  • History of the theory of evolution
  • The field of ecology