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__________________________ is an adaptation that enables an organism to blend into its environment.
a) Adaptation
b) Natural Selection
c) Commensalism
d) Camouflage

In the phrase survival of the fittest, to what does the term fittest refer?
a) The biggest organisms
b) The best-adapted organisms
c) The smartest organisms
d) The fastest organisms

A(n) ________________ is any variation that makes an organism better suited to its environment.
a) natural selection
b) commensalism
c) adaptation
d) mutation

Which of these best illustrates natural selection?
a) An organism with favorable genetic variations will tend to survive and breed successfully.
b) A population monopolizes all of the resources in its habitat, forcing other species to migrate.
c) A community whose members work together utilizes all existing resources and migratory routes.
d) The largest organisms in a species receive the only breeding opportunities.

A group of organisms that share similar characteristics and can reproduce among themselves
a) DNA
b) Species
c) adaptations
d) families

What is any permanent change in a gene or a chromosome (the DNA) called?
a) fission
b) reproduction
c) replication
d) mutation

A trait that makes an individual different from other members of its species
a) natural selection
b) species
c) DNA
d) variation

The average span of time between the birth of parents and that of their offspring is known as a(n)
a) generation
b) selection
c) mutation
d) extinction

Which word describes the majority of permanent genetic mutations?
a) Helpful
b) Minor
c) Injurious
d) Beneficial

Change in inherited traits over time.
a) biodiversity
b) alleles
c) evolution
d) growth

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