Evolution (Origin of Life): MCQs Quiz – 1 16


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Free online interactive MCQs test on ‘Evolution – Evolution of life’ with instant answers and reporting. Test # 01

Evolution (Origin of Life): MCQs Quiz - 1

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Question 1
Fossils are most commonly preserved in
A
Metamorphic rocks
B
Igneous rocks
C
Sedimentary rocks
D
Any type of rock
Question 2
Divergent evolution of a single group of organisms in a new environment is called ______.
A
Adaptive radiation
B
Uniformitarianism
C
Catastrophism
D
Convergent evolution
Question 3
Darwin judged the fitness of an individual by
A
Ability to defend itself
B
Strategy to obtain food
C
Number of offspring
D
Dominance over other individuals
Question 4
According to Darwin, evolution is _______.
A
A slow, gradual and continuous process.
B
A sudden but discontinuous process.
C
A slow and discontinuous process.
D
A slow, sudden and discontinuous process.
Question 5
In nature, the process by which different organisms evolve similar traits is called ______.
A
Genetic drift
B
Artificial selection
C
Divergent evolution
D
Convergent evolution
Question 6
Phylogenetic system of classification is based on
A
Floral characters
B
Evolutionary relationships
C
Morphological features
D
Chemical constituents
Question 7
Selective breeding of organisms (Animal husbandry and plant breeding programs) for specific desirable characteristics are examples of
A
Mutation
B
Artificial selection
C
Reverse evolution
D
Natural selection
Question 8
Tendrils in plants are an example of
A
Convergent evolution
B
Adaptive radiation
C
Divergent evolution
D
Co-evolution
Question 9
Small and spherical vessels, bounded by a membrane like layer of amino acids are
A
Liposomes
B
Ribozymes
C
Protocell
D
Microspheres
Question 10
Which of the following sentences is correct about microspheres?
A
Don't have all properties of life
B
Composed of many protein molecules
C
Bud to form smaller microspheres
D
All of these are correct
Question 11
Which one of the following is incorrect about the characteristics of protobionts (coacervates and microspheres) as envisaged in the abiogenic origin of life?
A
They could maintain an internal environment
B
They were able to reproduce
C
They could separate combinations of molecules from the surroundings
D
They were partially isolated from the surroundings
Question 12
Darwin’s Finches are an excellent example of
A
Connecting links
B
Adaptive radiation
C
Seasonal migration
D
Brood parasitism
Question 13
What was the most significant trend in the evolution of modern man (Homo sapiens) from his ancestors?
A
Increasing brain capacity
B
Upright posture
C
Shortening of jaws
D
Binocular vision
Question 14
In the case of peppered moth (Biston betularia) the black-coloured form became dominant over the light-coloured form in England during industrial revolution. This is an example of
A
Inheritance of darker colour character acquired due to the darker environment
B
Natural selection whereby the darker forms were selected
C
Appearance of the darker coloured individuals due to very poor sunlight
D
Protective mimicry
Question 15
Which one of the followings is incorrect about genetic drift?
A
Random change in allele frequency in a population
B
Significant only in large populations
C
A mechanism for the evolution of new species
D
Founder effect is a special case
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16 thoughts on “Evolution (Origin of Life): MCQs Quiz – 1

  • PRIYA

    How can tendrils be example of convergent evolution?

  • Suman

    Ur ques paper r very close to neet pattern. Thanks !!!

  • kashish bansal

    In q.11, the correct answer is 2. Reason: self explainatory…source: trueman biology vol.2

  • komal sharma

    i didnt undrstood answer 6… can u plz explain it??

    • sonam

      Phylogeny is the study of inter relationship among the living organism based on their evolutionary relationship.And relationships may in the form of bio geographical, morphological or anatomical characters, embryological and may be genetically. so answer must be 2 of Q.n:6

  • Anjali

    Isn’t tendril an example of divergent evolution?

    • dhruv

      i think it should be told with which character it is convergent or divergent

      • Anjali

        Yes. Tendrils and thorns are examples of divergent evolution.

    • komal sharma

      yaa… i too thnk the same!!!
      acc. to me also example of tendril should be divergnt onlyy!!

    • vrushal

      tendril can be of many types of plant modifications
      like stipules ,leaf,some times only apex of leaf so they are arising from parts but perform similar functions so ans. is analogous.

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