Multiple Choice Quiz on Evolution

This quiz is designed to assess your basic knowledge in 'evolution'.  Choose the best answer from the four options given. When you've finished answering as many of the questions as you can, scroll down to the bottom of the page and check your answers by clicking ' Score'. Percentage scores will be displayed along with the right answers.

1.The naturalist who independently conceived the idea of natural selection along with Darwin
Alfred Russel Wallace
Charles Lyell
Joseph Hooker
John Henslow
2.The theory proposed by Stephan Jay Gould and Nile Eldredge to explain evolution:
Theory of Orthogenesis
Theory of Genetic Drift
Theory of Genetic Equilibrium
Theory of Punctuated Equilibrium
3. Process in which organisms diversify rapidly from an ancestral species into a multitude of new forms is referred to as:
Adaptive radiation
Natural selection
Convergent evolution
Non-random evolution
4.When a small number of individuals are isolated from a large population and establish a new population the gene pool of the new population differs from the parent population. This phenomenon is known as:
Migration effect
Founder effect
Immigration effect
5. The formation of new species from ancestral species as a result of the geographical isolation of fragmentation of the breeding population is called?
Peripatric speciation
Sympatric speciation
Artificial speciation
Allopatric speciation
6. The 6tℎ Mass extinction is called as
Devonian extinctionn
Holocene extinction
Cretaceous-tertiary extinction
None of these
7. The speciation event due to founder effect in small populations is known by
8. Mutation theory of evolution was proposed by
De Vries
9. Which one of the following is an example of sympatric speciation?
Origin of new species among wasps that pollinate figs
Emergence of a new species among finches that mirated to an island and thus isolated from heir ancestors
Speciation of squirrels separated by a wide river
evolution of birds and bats wings
10. The finches on the Galapagos Islands have widely differing beaks adapted according to their diets. This is an example of
adaptive radiation
parallel radiation
Peking man, Heidelberg man, Neanderthal man, Cromagnon man
adaptive convergence
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