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1

Which of the following best describes the correlation between beak size and the amount of rain that fell on Daphne Major?
A)Birds with small beaks are favored in dry years.
B)All birds are favored equally in wet years.
C)Birds with large beaks are favored during wet years.
D)Birds with large beaks are favored during dry years.
2

In peppered moths, the black coloration is selected when soot covers tree bark; this is a phenomena called
A)artificial selection.
B)convergent evolution.
C)industrial melanism.
D)none of these.
3

Evolutionary change through artificial selection has been demonstrated in all but which of the following?
A)Galápagos finches
B)Drosophila
C)corn
D)dog breeding
4

Darwin's examinations of fossils relied on ____________ dating to determine the evolution of species.
A)absolute
B)carbon
C)relative
D)radioactive isotope
5

The missing links between whales and their hoofed ancestors include
A)Pakicetus.
B)Archaeopteryx.
C)Equus.
D)all of these.
6

Evolution has occurred in the horse as seen by
A)a reduction in body size.
B)an increase in complexity of ridges on teeth.
C)an increase in the number of toes.
D)all of these.
7

Over time, the same bones in different vertebrates were put to different uses. This falls under the category of
A)missing links.
B)vestigial structures.
C)analogous structures.
D)homologous structures.
8

After examining the evidence related to the evolution of hemoglobin, you might conclude that
A)bird hemoglobin evolved prior to lamprey hemoglobin.
B)frogs are more closely related to lampreys than to birds.
C)evolutionary changes occur at the molecular level.
D)only DNA can be examined for establishing evolutionary differences.
9

An example of convergent evolution is
A)Australian marsupials and placental mammals.
B)the flippers in fish, penguins, and dolphins.
C)the wings in birds, bats, and insects.
D)all of these.
10

The shape of the beaks of Darwin's finches, industrial melanism, and the changes in horse teeth are all examples of
A)artificial selection.
B)natural selection.
C)convergent evolution.
D)homologous structures.







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