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1 Bio 1B Evolution (Mishler) Practice questions Fall 2007 Answers are on the last page, but please don't peek till you've tried hard on the question 1. Evolution is often described as "the theme that ties together all aspects of biology." This is because the process of evolution A. explains how organisms become adapted to their environment. B. explains the diversity of organisms. C. explains why all organisms have characteristics in common. D. explains why distantly related organisms sometimes resemble one another. E. all of the above are appropriate answers. 2. Which of the following is not an example of an evolutionary adaptation : 3. One example of coevolution is that between 4. Which of the following is not a fact or inference of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection?
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2 5. The idea that attributes acquired by an individual during its lifetime (for example, increased or decreased muscular strength due to more or less physical work) were passed on to the offspring is known as _________ and is attributed to _________. A. adaptation, Wallace. B. natural selection, Darwin. C. inheritance of acquired characteristics, Lamarck. D. genetics, Mendel. E. none of the above is correct. 6. Natural selection can be most closely equated with
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