Forms & Patterns of Evolutionary Change


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Which scenario BEST describes how evolution works?

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1. Which image correctly depicts gradualism?

2. Which correctly depicts punctuated equilibrium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about evolutionary change with these study assessments. Quiz questions will cover things like the process of evolution and gradualism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz and worksheet to:

  • Identify punctuated equilibrium
  • Recognize parallel evolution
  • Understand how to properly interpret speciation

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will help you to practice the following study skills:

  • Interpreting information - access the knowledge you've gained regarding speciation and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how evolution functions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as parallel evolution and punctuated equilibrium
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on evolutionary change

Additional Learning

For further exploration of this topic, review the accompanying lesson entitled Forms & Patterns of Evolutionary Change. The lesson will cover the following study points:

  • What is evolution?
  • Why do living things evolve?
  • Rates of change
  • Catastrophism
  • Change in organisms (types of evolution)