Microevolution & Macroevolution: Similarities & Differences


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Which of the following is a definition of microevolution?

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1. Which of the following are mechanisms of evolution?

2. Which of the following defines macroevolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examine your ability to understand information about microevolution and macroevolution. The quiz will test you on the similarities of microevolution and macroevolution and patterns seen in evolution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be evaluated on:

  • Mechanisms of evolution
  • What defines macroevolution
  • How microevolution and macroevolution are similar
  • The definition of microevolution
  • Patterns of evolution

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding macroevolution and microevolution and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding evolutionary patterns
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the defining aspect of macroevolution

Additional Learning

To better understand concepts related to evolution, read through the brief lesson titled Microevolution & Macroevolution: Similarities & Differences. You can locate these objectives in this lesson:

  • Identify what microevolution is and an example of it
  • Recall the factors that cause evolutionary changes
  • Learn about how evolution affects various species
  • Understand the patterns that are seen in macroevolution
  • Explain the scale of macroevolution and microevolution