Evolution Questions

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Evolution Questions

  1. 1. Individuals with a selective advantage are wellsuited to their environmentTrueFalse
  2. 2. Variation is caused by changes in theenvironmentTrueFalse
  3. 3. Well adapted individuals have the best chanceof reproducingTrueFalse
  4. 4. Mutation is a source of variation for naturalselectionTrueFalse
  5. 5. Natural selection causes variation in a speciesTrueFalse
  6. 6. The dark form of the peppered moth:
  7. 7. The light form of the peppered moth becameless common in the nineteenth centurybecause:
  8. 8. Which is the final event that occurred duringthe process of resistance to antibiotics?
  9. 9. • it is a misconception to view natural selection as a process that perfects organisms.• At the opposite extreme, natural selection is sometimes interpreted as a random process. This is also a misconception.• The genetic variation that occurs in a population because of mutation is random — but selection acts on that variation in a very non-random way: genetic variants that aid survival and reproduction are much more likely to become common than variants that dont.• Natural selection is not random!
  10. 10. An adaptation is a feature produced by naturalselection for its current function.Is it heritable?Is it functional?Does it increase fitness?

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