Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium: Definition, Equation & Evolutionary Agents - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium used to describe?

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1. Which of the following scenarios would qualify for Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium?

2. Which of the following is NOT an evolutionary agent that would move a population out of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the worksheet and quiz to determine what you understand about Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The questions will test you on this equation and how it is applied.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to find out how well you know the following:

  • Understand what Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium is used to describe
  • Determine an appropriate scenario for the use of this equation
  • Recognize an evolutionary agent that would not shift a population from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
  • Analyze a phenotype favored by mate choice
  • Identify what would happen to a phenotype that becomes unfavorable due to natural selection

Skills Practiced

Use the quiz and worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of natural selection and how it is connected to phenotypes
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about mate choice in a different light

Additional Learning

Utilize the lesson named Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium: Definition, Equation & Evolutionary Agents for more information on the subject. The lesson will include the following objectives:

  • Define genotypes
  • Explain alleles
  • Understand population genetics
  • Analyze the Hardy-Weinberg equation
  • Identify evolutionary agents
  • Recognize genetic drift