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Special Topics in Evolution

Special Topics in Evolution

Special Topics in Evolution: Darwinning Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Special Topics in Evolution? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. You just discovered a single-celled organism that has several organelles and a chromosomal genome. What domain of life does it belong to?


Prokaryote
Eukaryote
Archaea
All of the above
None of the above
Q. You just discovered an organism that has a 70S ribosomal subunit and a pseudomurein cell wall. What domain of life does it belong to?


Prokaryote
Eukaryote
Archaea
None of the above
All of the above
Q. You just discovered an organism that has genes assembled in operons with a PNA genome. What domain of life does it belong to?


Prokaryote
Eukaryote
Archaea
None of the above
All of the above
Q. Which are characteristics of a multicellular organism?


Cell-cell adhesion
Intercellular communication
Cell differentiation
None of the above
All of the above
Q. Why was Lamarck's theory of evolution flawed?


Complexifying force requires constant abiogene
Individual experience does not affect offspring's fitness
Does not explain selection as well as Darwinian evolution
Does not coincide well with Mendelian genetics
All of the above
Q. Which best describes Darwinian evolution?


Experience determines fitness
Natural selection eliminates unfit organisms
Organisms do not need to produce offspring
Most traits are uniform within a species
All of the above
Q. Which of the following traits can be selected for?


Hair color
Speed reading
Musical taste
Accent
All of the above
Q. What are strategies for organisms to survive a change in their environment?


Adaptation
Migration
Speciation
All of the above
None of the above
Q. Which is NOT an example of homology?


Wings of two different bird species
Two genes with 100% nucleotide similarity
Forearms of primates
Canines of carnivores
All of the above
Q. What are some types of homology?


Orthology
Paralogy
Xenology
All of the above
None of the above
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