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Mechanisms of Evolution

Mechanisms of Evolution

Mechanisms of Evolution: The World Evolves Around Me Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Mechanisms of Evolution? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Selection occurring when one extreme of a population phenotype is favored is

Q. DNA mutations can

Be harmful to an organism
Be adaptive to an organism
Be passed on to offspring
Have no effect on an organism
Any of the above
Q. What type of evolution best describes when speciation occurs?

Convergent evolution
All of the above
Q. A female blue jay chooses a mate with the brightest feather and prettiest song. This is called

The Hardy-Weinberg principle
Intrasexual selection
Intersexual selection
Destabilizing selection
Genetic drift
Q. The bottleneck effect is a type of this mechanism of evolution

Gene pool
Natural selection
Sexual Selection
Gene flow
Genetic drift
Q. The fitness of an organism is attributed to the organism's

Rate of reproduction
Mating success
All of the above
Q. Which of the following situations could lead to the bottleneck effect in a species of seagulls?

A hurricane destroys a beach habitat
Intrasexual selection between male seagulls
A second population of seagulls migrates to the same area
A group of seagulls starts a new population on another beach
Nonrandom mating
Q. A species of geese migrates to an area with several other geese populations. What might occur as a result?

Genetic drift
Gene flow
Bottleneck effect
Founder effect
Q. Which of the following is NOT a type of natural selection:

Sexual selection
Destabilizing selection
Disruptive selection
Stabilizing selection
All of the above are types of natural selection
Q. In a population of rainbow trout, 10% of gametes carry an allele that codes for shinier scales. A second allele codes for a duller scale. What percent of the population is heterozygous for scale shininess?