Life History Theory & the Role of Natural Selection in Traits


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Which of the following traits is associated with r-selected species?

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1. K-selected organisms devote their energy to:

2. Which of the following statements is true about life history patterns?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will help to test your understanding of life history and natural selection. Things you should be familiar with in order to pass the quiz include organisms that produce large amounts of offspring and the meaning behind life history traits being described as trade-offs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • 'K' selected species energy
  • Trade-offs with life history traits
  • 'R' selected species traits
  • Organisms that make a big amount of offspring
  • Information about life history patterns

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding energy with 'K' selected species
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on life history and natural selection
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about life history patterns

Additional Learning

If you are interested in learning more information about life history and natural selection, please review the lesson titled Life History Theory & the Role of Natural Selection in Traits. The lesson is designed to help you:

  • Define life history and identify examples
  • Understand the characteristics of 'R' selected species
  • Review what 'K' selected organisms are and their characteristics