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T02_Q1A_FS10_ISS210003_-_Keyed - ISS 210 SOCIETY AND THE...

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ISS 210 003 Quiz One Dr. Handrick Form A-1 Fall 2010 ISS 210 SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL QUIZ 1 NAME: _____________________________________ FALL 2010 Professor Handrick Form A STUDENT NUMBER _________________________ 1. This examination consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. Do not omit any. 2. Write your name and student number in the upper right hand corner of this test booklet. Sign the answer sheet and make certain you have entered your PID correctly. 3. Choose the single best answer to each question. Double marked items will be scored wrong. You score will be the number of items marked correctly. 4. When finished, sign your answer sheet and return it with this test booklet. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. Lamark and Darwin understood that species change over time but did not know the source of genetic variability. They explained change on the basis of characteristics an individual acquires over his or her life that they assumed could then be passed on to their children. A) True B) False 2. What does it mean to say that evolution is not a goal-oriented process? A) Evolution as a process strives for perfection. B) Evolution is directional with each species progressively improving towards an ultimate, perfect species. C) Human evolution has resulted from a unique and opportunistic series of interactions by our descendants with a changing and fluctuating environment that will never exactly repeat itself. D) Evolution advances by survival of the fittest. 3. The presence of a canine diastema is indicative of a primate that not could grind the tough, fibrous and gritty food that was typical of the early hominid diet. A) True B) False 4. Which of the following statements about natural selection is true? A) It is tends to favor the biggest, strongest and most aggressive individuals. B) It is unaffected by climatic change. C) It is subject to random events D) It is a mechanism that systematically selects for the one trait that is the best adaptation. 5. In paleontology, what distinguishes one species from another? A) The ability to produce viable (fertile) offspring. B) Major differences in morphology. C) Geographic isolation for a short time. D) Inability to share resources. 6. What is the following is a characteristic unique to apes and hominids and not shared by other primates? A) Flat nails instead of claws C) Brachiating shoulder structure B) Bipedalism D) Knuckle-walking 7. Mysticism, Rationalism and Empiricism are: A) Systems for describing the physical world B) Types of cognitive styles C) Part of conventional wisdom or “common sense” D) Sets of beliefs used to illustrate one’s faith 8. Gould and Eldridge argue that change in a species population occurs with long periods of stability or “equilibrium”
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