Chapter 21 Quiz

Instructions
Take the chapter quiz.

This assessment is worth 100 points.

  1. Changes in the frequency of alleles in the population, which act to make the population better suited to the environment, are the result of   (10 points)

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  2. Which of the following embryonic developmental features of the human suggest evolution from other vertebrates?   (10 points)

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  3. Structures which are derived from the same body part in a common ancestor but may have different appearances and functions are called   (10 points)

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  4. The reasons for which 'scientific creationism' should not be labeled as science are   (10 points)

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  5. Which of the following illustrate shared ancestry by anatomical comparison studies?   (10 points)

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  6. 'Scientific creationism' view includes all of the following except   (10 points)

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  7. Select the best statement from those listed that explains the following situation: If a physician examines a population of humans for sickle-cell anemia, she finds that   (10 points)

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  8. Peppered moths are cited as examples of natural selection that has been observed in the last one hundred years. Which statement best describes why?   (10 points)

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  9. Radioactive isotopes are used in dating materials from the distant past. Which of the following statements is accurate about radioactive dating techniques?   (10 points)

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  10. Which of the following statements best interprets the graph relating time and nucleotide substitutions in cytochrome c?
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