Chapter 13 Quiz

Instructions
Take the chapter quiz.

This assessment is worth 100 points.

  1. In Figure 13.1, the pattern of divergent evolution is best illustrated by
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  2. Both bats and insects have wings; this is   (10 points)

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  3. The idea that evolution occurs in spurts of rapid change followed by long periods of little change is   (10 points)

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  4. The barrier that usually permits speciation to take place is   (10 points)

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  5. Two new species of plants that are morphologically similar (same leaf type, similar reproductive structures, etc.) are discovered. The botanist who discovers these plants determines that one species possesses sixteen chromosomes and the other species has thirty-two chromosomes. Both plants contain multiple sets of the same eight distinctly different chromosomes. The most probable explanation for these findings is that the second plant evolved from the first by   (10 points)

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  6. Various species of lightning bugs have their own characteristic patterns of light flashes. Females flash an answering code to the males' code, and mating follows the recognition. This is an example of a genetic isolating mechanism called   (10 points)

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  7. You would reasonably expect to find the subspecies of a particular species   (10 points)

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  8. A new highway is built in an area. Half of a population is on one side of the highway and half on the other side. The animals are unable to cross the highway. The highway creates an example of   (10 points)

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  9. The genes you inherited from your parents are an example of   (10 points)

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  10. The theory that evolution occurred slowly with an accumulated series of changes over a long period of time is   (10 points)

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