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The idea that shows how mutations that positively effect organisms are more likely to give them an advantage that will enable them to pass on the new trait is called...
a) mutation b) niche c) natural selection d) punctuated equilibrium
Errors that occur in the copying of DNA, which can change a trait of an organism, are called...
a) deletions b) exceptions c) annotations d) mutations
The type of animal that this naturalist used which best supported the theory of evolution was the...
a) finch b) parrot c) peppered moth d) tortoise
The naturalist who went on an expedition on a ship called the HMS Beagle and was best known for his contribution to the theory of evolution with his work on the Galapagos Islands was...
a) Lamarck b) Darwin c) Johanssen d) Einstein
In Stanley Miller's Experiment, what was he trying to copy in a laboratory setting?
a) The movement of the earth's crust b) The UV rays from the sun c) The ozone layer formation d) The ancient earth's atmosphere and its chemical makeup
At the time at which the earth's life was about to begin, the earth had all of the following EXCEPT:
a) Rain, clouds, lightning b) Volcanic Gasses c) Oxygen d) UV rays from the sun
The theory of the origin of life that is supported by scientific data is the theory of:
a) Extraterrestrial Origin b) Creation c) Origin from non-living matter d) Spontaneous Combustion
The theory commonly used to explain the origin of the universe is called:
a) The Big Gig b) The Big Bang c) The Big Kahuna d) The Big Dawg
Giraffes got long necks by stretching for food
a) True b) False c) d)
If I chop my arm off, my next child may be born without an arm.
a) True b) False c) d)
Genetic changes caused by mutations, which cause variations in traits, can be passed on to offspring.
a) True b) False c) d)
What kind of adaptation is shown by the hooves of a horse?
a) Structural b) Behavioral c) Functional d)
What kind of adaptation is shown by the hibernation of a bear
a) Structural b) Behavioral c) Functional d)
What kind of adaptation is shown by the chemical of an egg that attracts a sperm cell
a) Structural b) Behavioral c) Functional d)
The idea that in undisturbed sedimentary rocks, each layer is older than the one above it and younger than the one below it is called...
a) Principle of Uniformitarianism b) Law of Superposition c) Index Fossil d) Radioactive Dating
Certain fossils are only present in the fossil record for a very short period of time. These fossils are referred to as:
a) Principle of Uniformitarianism b) Law of Superposition c) Index (Key) Fossil d) Radioactive Dating
Fossils CANNOT be:
a) Unaltered (in tarpits, amber, ice) b) Petrified c) Indirect (imprints) d) Living
What type of remain is it when bone turns into minerals?
a) Unaltered Remains b) Petrified Remains c) Indirect Remains d)
What type of remain is it when a mosquito is found in amber?
a) Unaltered Remains b) Petrified Remains c) Indirect Remains d)
What type of remain is it when the imprints of a dinosaur are solidified in rock that was once mud?
a) Unaltered Remains b) Petrified Remains c) Indirect Remains d)
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