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A type of evolution which occurs slowly over time...
a) punctuated equilibrium
b) gradualism
c) both punctuated equilibrium and gradualism
d) none of the above

Charles Darwin...
a) was a scientist in the 1800's
b) noticed finch beaks were adapted to what they ate
c) developed the idea of natural selection
d) all of the above

Which would be an example of speciation?
a) homologous structures
b) vestigial structures
c) a new species forming over time
d) analogous structures

A branching diagram showing how organisms evolve is called a...
a) cladogram or phylogenetic tree
b) gradualism
c) punctuated equilibrium
d) natural selection

A type of evolution with quick changes followed by slow change...
a) natural selection
b) punctuated equilibrium
c) phylogenetic tree
d) speciation

Mammals have similar features which are called...
a) homologous structures
b) analogous structures
c) vestigial structures
d) cladograms

Similar features because organisms live in similar environments...
a) homologous structures
b) analogous structures
c) vestigial structures
d) gradualism

A whale or python pelvis that currently serves no function...
a) homologous structues
b) analogous structures
c) vestigial structures
d) speciation

When two species evolve together over time
a) convergent evolution
b) divergent evolution
c) coevolution
d) speciation

Type of evolution where related organisms become less similar over time...
a) convergent evolution
b) divergent evolution
c) analogous structures
d) evolution

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