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Question 1
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The meaning of "The Sixth Mass Extinction" is __________.
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Question 2
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The Galápagos Islands are named for _____.
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Question 3
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The process that leads to the multiplication of species is called _____.
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Question 4
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Two animals are considered members of different species if they __________.
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Question 5
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Which of the following is a true statement?
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Question 6
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Which of these is an example of temporal isolation?
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Question 7
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Which one of the following is an example of a postzygotic barrier?
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Question 8
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Sympatric speciation is __________.
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Question 9
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The _____ model describes the nongradual evolutionary changes in organisms.
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Question 10
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The origin of feathers predated the origin of flight; thus, feathers as an adaptation for flight is an example of _____.
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Question 11
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Which one of the following is an example of evo-devo?
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Question 12
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Older fossils usually __________.
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Question 13
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Because of plate tectonics, about 250 million years ago __________.
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Question 14
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Which of the following is a true statement?
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Question 15
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The observation that led scientists to hypothesize that a meteor caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years was __________.
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Question 16
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The naming and classifying of organisms is called _____.
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Question 17
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The formal taxonomic system used by biologists today was developed by _____.
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Question 18
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Different species that occupy similar niches in isolated areas develop morphological similarities. This phenomenon is called _____.
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Question 19
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The term used to group an ancestral species and all its descendants (a distinct branch in the tree of life) is _____.
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Question 20
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Animals that possess homologous structures probably __________.
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Question 21
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The classification of organisms that is based exclusively on the evidence of evolutionary relationships is called _____.
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Question 22
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In the late 1900s, molecular studies and cladistics led to the development of a _____ classification system.
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Question 23
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Mammal fossils older than 65 million years showed mammals to be __________.
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