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More Evolution Questions

Answer these questions in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper.

  1. After working on his theory of the origin of species Darwin receives a big shock. What was it?
  2. Darwin's theory of natural selection can be described with four inferences. Describe each.
  3. Describe the relationship that individuals and populations have to natural selection and evolution.
  4. Describe two evidences from living species for evolution.
  5. When looking at the fossil record evidences for evolution, what advantage do we have in the 21st century compared to Darwin in the 19th century?
  6. Describe two evidences from homology for evolution.
  7. Describe two evidences from biogeography for evolution.
  8. What two ideas were united in the "modern synthesis"?
  9. Define microevolution.
  10. Describe five causes for microevolution.
  11. Of those five causes which one will lead to species better adapted to their environment?
  12. Define macroevolution.
  13. Describe the three steps needed for macroevolution.
  14. In Lake Victoria, Tanzania, there are nearly two hundred closely related fishes of the cichlid family. Some of the female fish seem to have developed non-random mating preferences based upon the male's coloration. They mate with the chosen males, even though suitable males of similar species are located in the same environment. Defend your choice of this being an example of allopatric or sympatric speciation.