Divergent & Convergent Evolution: Definitions & Examples

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What is divergent evolution?

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1. What is convergent evolution?

2. Darwin's finches are an example of what type of evolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These multiple-choice questions will assess how much you know about divergent and convergent evolution. Important topics include a definition of divergent evolution and an explanation of the process of convergent evolution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following areas will be considered on the quiz/worksheet:

  • Type of evolution associated with Darwin's finches
  • Speciation and how it relates to a certain kind of evolution
  • Example of divergent evolution

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define convergent evolution and divergent evolution
  • Making connections - use your understanding of Darwin's finches and how they're connected to a specific type of evolution
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a divergent evolution example

Additional Learning

Learn more about evolutionary processes in the accompanying lesson titled Divergent & Convergent Evolution: Definitions & Examples. These topics will be highlighted:

  • Evolution definition
  • Macroevolution
  • Convergent evolution example
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