Divergent & Convergent Evolution: Definitions & Examples


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

What is divergent evolution?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. What is convergent evolution?

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

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

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