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Stearns & Hoekstra: Evolution 2e

Chapter 01

Instructions

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Question 01

Which of the following statements is true?

Question 02

Genetic drift connects microevolution to macroevolution because:

Question 03

Natural selection is the survival of the fittest. True or false?

Question 04

Relative reproductive success determines what will increase in frequency. True or false?

Question 05

Everything in biology is caused only by physics and chemistry. True or false?

Question 06

Everything in biology has both proximate (physical and chemical) and ultimate (evolutionary) causes. True or false?

Question 07

It is impossible for natural selection to produce suicide. True or false?

Question 08

Suicide will be selected if it increases reproductive success. True or false?

Question 09

The response to natural selection is fastest in small populations. True or false?

Question 10

The response to natural selection is faster in populations with more genetic variability, and those are often large populations. True or false?

Question 11

Darwin's view of genetics was correct. True or false?

Question 12

Darwin's view of genetics fatally damaged his argument. True or false?

Question 13

All evolutionary change is reversible. True or false?

Question 14

Which of the following statements is not true? Weismann's separation of a transitory soma from a continuous and enduring germ line:

Question 15

Which of the following statements is true?