From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Evidence of Evolution

Evidence of Evolution

Evidence of Evolution: Trilobite On This True or False

1. Hutton and Lyell are best known for -> Laying the foundation of modern geology
2. Which of the following is an example of pre-evolutionary thought? -> Characteristics acquired during an organism's life can be inherited, and over many generations this leads to evolution
3. Stratigraphy is -> The study of layers of rock and sediment
4. Species that are more closely related share a more _________ common ancestor and have more ________ homologous structures. -> recent; similar
5. Which of the following statements does not support the idea of common ancestry? -> The same geologic processes at work today were at work in the past
6. Using DNA sequences to determine relatedness depends on all of the following assumptions EXCEPT: -> DNA replication is not perfect; sometimes mutations occur
7. Which of the following is NOT an example of artificial selection? -> Humans breed racehorses that are proven winners
8. Which of the following statements about common ancestry is false? -> Eukaryotes share a common ancestor, but prokaryotes do not
9. Convergent evolution is -> None of the above
10. Transitional fossils in whale evolution show -> A gradual progression from a land-dwelling wolf-like mammal to a fully aquatic organism