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Speciation: Noah's Ark Has Nothing On This Quiz

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Q. What is the dominant mode of evolution according to the theory of phyletic gradualism?


Anagenesis
Cladogenesis
Genetic Drift
Speciation
Natural Selection
Q. Reinforcement requires which type of mating?


Random
Blind
Non-assortative
Assortative
None of the above
Q. Which of the following factors could NOT potentially lead to an Adaptive Radiation?


Mass extinction event
Environmental change
Hybridization
Evolution of novel adaptations
Rapid speciation
Q. Which condition least favors Hybrid Speciation?


Increased hybrid fitness
Assortative mating
Polyploidy
Allopatry
Sympatry
Q. Assortative mating can be described as


Like mates with like
Like mates with dislike
Like mates with whoever
No one mates with anyone
There is no mating
Q. If an organism is polyploid, it has multiple


Legs
Offspring
Chromosome copies
Alleles
Mates
Q. Which evolutionary phenomenon is active, rather than passive?


Genetic Drift
Hybrid Breakdown
Allopatric isolation
Reinforcement
Allee effects
Q. Adaptive radiation is a classic example of


Cladogenesis
Mass extinction
Hybrid speciation
Reproductive Isolation
Species dispersal
Q. Hybrid speciation is impossible when       is present.


Polyploidy
Backcrossing
Polymorphism
Reproductive isolation
Assortative mating
Q. Reinforcement plays an important role in


Allopatric speciation
Parapatric speciation
Peripatric speciation
Sympatric speciation
All of the above
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