DARWIN and Origin of Species/ Animal Variations
  • 1. Darwin traveled to the ____ Islands
A) Deserted
B) Phillipine
C) Galopagos
D) Hawaiian
  • 2. He saw and collected hundreds of specimens of
A) birds and bugs
B) parrots & puppies
C) spiders & squirrels
D) cats and dogs
  • 3. He though he had different birds, but his friend identified them all as varieties of
A) finches
B) parrots
C) squinches
D) grinches
  • 4. Darwin had lived near farms as a boy and he observed the breeding of selected traits in animals, which he called
A) Artifical Selection
B) Artificial Respiration
C) photosynthesis
D) Natural selection
  • 5. Seeing these new artifically designed creatures at home, as the result of breeding, he coined the term ____ ______ to explain the variation of species around the islands and (by extension of his theory) also around the world.
A) photosynthesis
B) Ameteur Selection
C) Artificial Selection
D) Natural Selection
  • 6. The variation of _______ was what Darwin noticed, especially as an ameteur bird watcher. It made him think about how the creatures changed compared to similar animals on he continents.
A) beaks
B) hair
C) feathers
D) eyes
  • 7. The theory of ________ _______ was new in Darwin's time and he followed that same line of thinking, which fit his own ideas of evolution
A) bird watching
B) making of animals
C) continental drift
D) pangea
  • 8. Fossils showed animals which were _____ and yet similar to living creatures.
A) extinct
B) fuzzy
C) old
D) rock
  • 9. The similarity of bones, scales, feathers, and so forth is called
A) feathers
B) homologous structures
C) skeletons
D) bones
  • 10. Shortly near the time that Darwin's book was published, German fossil hunters found
A) Archaeopterix, dinosaur bird
B) monkeys
C) Mastodons, fuzzy relatives of the elephant
D) Tyranosaurus rex
  • 11. Fossils are found under __________ rock. the deeper the find the older it is.
A) lava
B) hard
C) muddy
D) sedementary
  • 12. Fossils are formed when the remains (bones) of a creature are _________ with natural minerals.
A) born
B) eaten
C) supplied
D) replaced
  • 13. Darwin drew a diagram of how creatures might be related and it looked like a
A) tree
B) boat
C) chicken
D) monkey
  • 14. The single continent of __________ was a stage previous to continental drift
A) America
B) Greenland
C) Australia
D) Pangea
  • 15. The purpose of adaptation and evolution is so that
A) a species can survive and reproduce
B) monkeys could have a human to play with
C) thinking would be easier
D) students could be bored in science
  • 16. YEARS before Darwin took his trip Lewis and Clark went west in America. They were equipped to defend themselves against possible attack by ______ because fossils had just recently been discovered and NOBODY knew if such things were still alive.
A) monkeys
B) pit bulls
C) indians
D) dinosaurs
  • 17. Darwin waited to publish his book because
A) he knew it was going to possibly offend even former teachers, friends and family
B) he did not have enough money yet
C) he wanted to keep the publishing rights for a movie
D) he wanted to go on TV first and get famous
  • 18. Darwin proposed his ______ of evolution, and it is still disputed by some, so it remains defined as a _______ because those who oppose it seek evidence to confirm or destroy that ______.
A) theory
B) idea
C) guess
D) law
  • 19. Critics of Darwin have looked at the lack of an ape-human or __________ _______ which would confirm the hypothesis.
A) gorilla
B) big monkey
C) caveman
D) missing link
  • 20. Darwin was sailing on the HMS ________ for ___ years.
A) Pinafore 10
B) Beagle 5
C) Enterprize 7
D) Bounty 2
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