Practice Quiz for
Micro and Macro Evolution

No. of Questions= 6

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1 Slight genetic change over a few generations in a population that does not result in the evolution of a new species is:
a)  macroevolution
b)  microevolution
c)  evolutionary equilibrium
2 The model of evolution that involves a slow, progressive change at a more or less constant rate is:
a) gradualism
b) punctuated equilibrium
c) progressive equilibrium
3 Which of the following statements is true?
a) All species evolve at about the same rate.
b) Different species evolve at different rates and those rates change through time.
c) Almost all species that have come into existence are still alive today.
d) none of the above
4 The primary focus of population genetics has been:
a) macroevolution
b) microevolution
c) creation science
5 Cladogenesis is:
a) the evolution of a new species from an ancestral species
b) the diversification of a species into two or more species as groups adapt to different environments
c) the process by which ultraviolet radioaction causes mutations that in turn result in evolution
6 Anagenesis is:
a) the evolution of new species within a single evolutionary line without branching
b) developing a special adaptation for survival
c) questioning or testing of hypotheses


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