ExampleExam1 - 2 Cladogenesis Essays[expect to have to...

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EVOLUTION, EEB 390, Fall 2009 Example of questions and style of exams. Note : The following sections illustrate the styles of the various types of questions to be asked on exams. Appropriate questions for the exams are based on lecture materials, materials from readings or materials that are discussed in discussion sections, and materials presented in the text. On the actual exam, sufficient space will be provided for your responses below each question or term. Short answer [expect to define six terms - 6 pts each] Instructions : Briefly describe the following terms (one or two sentences should suffice). Please use complete sentences and write clearly. Provide illustrations or examples if appropriate but these are not required. Inclusion of erroneous or unessential information could adversely affect scores. (6 points each) 1. Autapomorphy
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Cladogenesis Essays [expect to have to respond to four essay questions - 16 pts each] Instructions : Respond to the following questions/statements. Appropriate responses should completely respond to the questions/statements as briefly as possible. Please use complete sentences and write clearly. Use illustrations and examples when they can help to illustrate a point, but these are not required. Inclusion of erroneous or unessential information could adversely affect scores. (16 points each) 1. Describe and differentiate between Darwin’s ideas concerning variational change and Lamarck’s ideas concerning transformational change. 2. Many difficulties are encountered when building phylogenetic trees. Name three of these obstacles, describe why they are problematic, and offer solutions if appropriate....
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