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This activity contains 23 questions.

Question 1
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Which of the following best describes why the process of evolution is easier to study in fruit flies than in birds?
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Question 2
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In a survey of lice populations it is found that lice in one region of the country have never evolved resistance to permethrin. What might explain this?
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Darwin clarified his theory of common descent by stating that it was a theory of "common descent with modification." What does the phrase common descent with modification mean?
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Lamarck's ideas about evolution differed from Darwin's ideas in that
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What is the role of geology in the theory of common descent?
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While Darwin was investigating the organisms on the Galapagos Islands, he noticed that all the islands had finches, but the types of finches found on each island were unique to that island. The finches on each island were best described as members of the same
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Branch points in an evolutionary tree refer to
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Which of the following groupings is the most appropriate according to the classification system developed by Linnaeus?
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Which of the following statements would be true of two species that have descended from the same common ancestor?
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Paleontologists excavating an area that was once a shallow lake find fossils of two extinct species that were ancestors to modern horses. Why would scientists look for animal fossils in areas that were once near shallow water?
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Many generations have passed since the common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees lived. Which of the following characteristics would this common ancestor (or missing link) be likely to have?
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How does the theory of special creation differ from Darwin's theory of evolution?
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What level of classification is the distinction Mammalia?
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What type of study is most appropriate for determining the time at which a common ancestor to humans and chimpanzees lived?
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Why is the classification system of Linnaeus still used today?
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What can you conclude from the evolutionary tree shown below? [Insert Belk, Biology: Science for Life, 3e, Chapter 09, Figure 9.24, page 249]
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In what way is the theory of common ancestry supported by this figure? [Insert Belk, Biology: Science for Life, 3e, Chapter 09, Figure 9.9, page 239]
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In what type of gene would you expect to find the greatest homology between cows and mice?
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Which of the following are vestigial structures?
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What is a hominin?
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What was shown by the experiments done by Stanley Miller in 1953?
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Experiments that mix building block molecules with hot clay result in
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Question 23
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Which of the following statements represents evidence that supports the theory of common descent but specifically contradicts the hypothesis of separate types?
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