Individual Accommodation vs. Gradual Adaptation


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Which of the following is an example of an accommodation?

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1. Which of the following is an adaptation?

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the definitions of and differences between adaptation and accommodation. The quiz questions will ask you to identify instances of accommodation and adaptation and to describe these two processes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Examples of adaptation
  • Examples of accommodation
  • Describing adaptation and accommodation
  • Describing the effects of each of these processes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on adaptation and accommodation from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to identify examples of an adaptations and accommodations
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how populations and individuals respond to their environments and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about natural selection

Additional Learning

To learn more about the ways that organisms respond to their environments, review the accompanying lesson called Individual Accommodation vs. Gradual Adaptation. This science lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define accommodation and adaptation
  • Understand the differences in these two processes
  • Describe these two processes and their effects