Anthro5 MT - FALL 2011 ANTH 5 MIDTERM EXAM The exam is...

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FALL 2011 ANTH 5 MIDTERM EXAM The exam is worth 30 points total; 22 points for multiple choice (0.297 points per question), 8 points for essays (2 points per question). Your exam (five separate pages: one ParScore plus 4 essay pages) is due at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 1 st in the usual lecture room. No e-mail submission permitted. No late exams accepted. Points will be deducted if you do not follow instructions. Multiple choice; Based on what has been presented in Anth 5, select the one best answer to the questions below. Record your answer in the appropriate bubble on an unwrinkled, 8.5”x11” pink ParScore sheet with a #2 pencil, and erase any corrections thoroughly. Your name and seven digit perm number must be both bubbled in and written on your ParScore. Essays: Type your name, TA, and section day and time on each page of the essay portion because these pages will be separated for grading. Essays must be entirely your answer, written 100% independently: independent of the specific words of lecture and the text, independent of Wikipedia or other online sources, independent of your classmates. We realize you might discuss this material with your classmates but you must write your own answer. UC policy requires that we report cheaters to the Dean . If you do not write your own essays, you are cheating and you will get a zero. 1. According to evolutionary theory, which organisms tend to reproduce the most? a. Those that eat the most b. Those that live the longest c. Those that are lucky d. Those with traits well suited to their environments e. Those that carry mutations of large phenotypic effect 2. Adaptive evolution of a trait (such as the shape of a bird beak): a. could occur even if there were no genetic variation in the trait. b. depends on some variants being more successful than others. c. depends on most mutations being beneficial. d. has never been shown to have occurred in any natural population. e. all of the above. 3. Natural selection can best be described as: a. the survival of the physically fit b. the passage of traits from generation to generation c. the selective retention of certain variants in a population d. the survival of the species e. random change in gene frequencies 4. What is the ultimate function of all adaptations? 1
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a. heritability b. survival c. reproduction d. selection e. speciation 5. Natural selection: a. can plan new species from the ground up. b. cannot evaluate genes directly; instead it evaluates the phenotypes they produce. c. stops working as soon as a species is “good enough” for its environment. d. will favor a mutation if it doesn’t augment fitness now but has a good chance of doing so in the future. e. b and d only
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2011 for the course ANTHRO 5 taught by Professor Gaulin during the Spring '11 term at San Diego.

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Anthro5 MT - FALL 2011 ANTH 5 MIDTERM EXAM The exam is...

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