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Evolution (Origin of Life): MCQs Quiz - 1
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Fossils are most commonly preserved in
Any type of rock
Divergent evolution of a single group of organisms in a new environment is called ______.
Darwin judged the fitness of an individual by
Ability to defend itself
Strategy to obtain food
Number of offspring
Dominance over other individuals
According to Darwin, evolution is _______.
A slow, gradual and continuous process.
A sudden but discontinuous process.
A slow and discontinuous process.
A slow, sudden and discontinuous process.
In nature, the process by which different organisms evolve similar traits is called ______.
Phylogenetic system of classification is based on
Selective breeding of organisms (Animal husbandry and plant breeding programs) for specific desirable characteristics are examples of
Tendrils in plants are an example of
Small and spherical vessels, bounded by a membrane like layer of amino acids are
Which of the following sentences is correct about microspheres?
Don't have all properties of life
Composed of many protein molecules
Bud to form smaller microspheres
All of these are correct
Which one of the following is incorrect about the characteristics of protobionts (coacervates and microspheres) as envisaged in the abiogenic origin of life?
They could maintain an internal environment
They were able to reproduce
They could separate combinations of molecules from the surroundings
They were partially isolated from the surroundings
Darwin’s Finches are an excellent example of
What was the most significant trend in the evolution of modern man (Homo sapiens) from his ancestors?
Increasing brain capacity
Shortening of jaws
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
Inheritance of darker colour character acquired due to the darker environment
Natural selection whereby the darker forms were selected
Appearance of the darker coloured individuals due to very poor sunlight
Which one of the followings is incorrect about genetic drift?
Random change in allele frequency in a population
Significant only in large populations
A mechanism for the evolution of new species
Founder effect is a special case
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