Evolution Theory, Evidence & Rates


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The mechanism by which evolution occurs is called

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1. How long does evolution usually take to occur?

2. Which of the following does not provide evidence for evolution by natural selection?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz will assess what you know about the theory of evolution. You'll be answering questions on key topics like the way evolution happens and the length of time it takes for this process to play out.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics will be covered on the quiz:

  • Evidence for evolution
  • Type of evolution that's rapid before a long period of no change
  • Evolution example

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how long evolution takes to happen and the main driving factor behind it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the evidence supporting evolution by natural selection
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the different types of evolution and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can learn more about evolution with the accompanying lesson named Evolution Theory, Evidence & Rates. These topics will be highlighted:

  • Background for how the theory of evolution was developed
  • Work of Charles Darwin regarding the theory
  • Traits and the way they're passed to future generations
  • Human impact on evolution
  • Fossils and their evolutionary importance
  • Homologous structures