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Evolution By Natural Selection.[print questions]

The main contributor to the early development of the theory of evolution by natural selection was
a) Gregor Mendel
b) Charles Darwin
c) Thomas Malthus
d) Charles Lyell

Which of the scientists below was NOT mentioned as a contributor to Darwin's developing theory
a) Charles Lyell
b) Georges Cuvier
c) Jean Baptiste de Lamarck
d) James D. Watson

Which scientist below independently drew the same conclusions as Darwin.
a) Alfred Russel Walllace
b) Jean Baptiste de Lamarck
c) Georges Cuvier
d) Thomas Malthus

The process by which a population becomes better suited to its environment is known as
a) accommodation
b) variation
c) adaptation
d) selection

Which of the following is NOT used as an evidence to support Darwin's theory of evolution?
a) Comparative Morphology
b) Color of fur
c) The Fossil Record
d) Comparative Embryology

Recognizing skeletal similarities between differing species is refered to as
a) Comparative Embryology
b) The Fossil Record
c) Comparative Morphology
d) Conservation and Diversification at the Molecular Level

A characteristic which is influenced by genes and passed from parents to offspring is called
a) adaptation
b) selection
c) fitness
d) heritable

Which scientist contributed to Darwin's theory by introducing the concept of species extinction
a) Georges Cuvier
b) Thomas Malthus
c) Jean Baptiste de Lamarck
d) Charles Lyell

Which scientist contributed to Darwin's theory by introducing the concept that the earth is very old (think Law of Uniformitarianism)
a) Georges Cuvier
b) Thomas Malthus
c) Jean Baptiste de Lamarck
d) Charles Lyell

What was the name of the ship that Darwin was on when he made the majority of his observation which eventually led to the development of his theory?
a) The Missourian
b) HMS Beagle
c) The Labradour
d) The Love Boat

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