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Which list shows the words in correct order from simplest to most complex?
a) organism, species, population
b) population, species, organism
c) species, organism, population
d) species, population, organism

A group made up of the same species is called
a) a community
b) an organism
c) a population
d) a herd

What is the Fossil Record?
a) Many fossils of the same species.
b) A timeline of life indicated by fossils found in layers of Earth's crust.
c) A timeline made up of organisms that are alive today.
d) A timeline of rock music.

Two ways of comparing organisms is by
a) comparing DNA and shared traits.
b) comparing DNA and skeletal structures.
c) comparing skeletal structure and function.
d) comparing their external appearance.

Who was the scientist that developed the theory of evolution?
a) Darwin
b) Mendel
c) Leeuwenhoek
d) Watson and Crick

Overproduction, inherited variation, struggle to survive, and successful reproduction are the four parts to ...
a) heredity
b) selective breeding
c) natural selection
d) speciation

The formation of a new species as a result of evolution is called
a) speciation
b) natural selection
c) survival of the fitest
d) adaptation

The process in which populations gradually change over time in called
a) selective breeding
b) inherited variation
c) heredity
d) evolution

Characteristics that help an organism survive and reproduce in its environment are called
a) traits
b) genes
c) adaptations
d) selective breeding

What is the theory that explains how a population changes in response to its environment?
a) natural selection
b) selective breeding
c) evolution
d) successful reproduction

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