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The Following are examples of questions that may be asked in the upcoming quizzes and/ or Test. 

Note:   Quizzes will only be multiple choice, although there may be more than one answer to each question. 

Note:  In the Tests, ALL questions in the first section will be worth 2 points, while answers to questions in section 2 might be worth a little more.

Also note that graduate students and post graduates will not be graded on the same curve as undergraduates.

 

Section 1


1.    According to lecture 5..  a classical example of adaptive radiation is seen in

a.    peppered moths
b     mules
c.    Darwin's finches
d.    Hawaiian finches
e.    mainland birds


2.    Single-celled protists with animal-like behavior belong to the phylum ___________________.

a.    Animalia
b.    Porifera
c.    Protozoa
d.    Mollusca
e.    Archaea

3.  A snowshoe hare produces a white coat during the winter, allowing it to better hide from predators. As a result, it has thrived and over time a majority of snowshoe hares in the population also produce white coats. Based on this, which of the following statements are true?

a.  The white-coated hare has a higher fitness than the other hares that do not change coat colour.
b.  The white-coated hare has a competitive advantage in its environment.
c.   The new population of hares resulted from natural selection.
d.   The alleles for a white winter coat increased over time.

 

4.    A cell membrane is ______________?

a.    Permeable
b.    Semipermeable.
c.    Nonpermeable.
d.    Unnecessary for Life.
e.    None of the above.

 

5.    Which of the following represents one of  the largest groups of biological classification?

a.    Kingdom.
b.    Species.
c.    Class
d.    Genus
e.    Phyllum.

 

Section 1b

In the next few answers, please insert the most appropriate word(s) from the list given into the spaces provided (2 pts for each

correct answer given.

 

6.    Divergent,   Convergent,      Darwinian,   Natural,    Non-Darwinian   Cladistic    Genotype,    Phenotype, Gene Pool

 

A.       _____________ Selection is the basis of    ___________    Evolutionary Thought.


B.    The apparent pysical consequences of a series of allelic interaction is a ____________.

 

7.    Mollusca,   Protozoa,     Arthropeda,   Mammalia,    Eukaryota,   Animalia,    Insecta

 

A.    Honey bees belong to the phylum   ___________ .


B.     Snails belong to the kingdom ____________.

 

 

For answers to questions in Section 1 Click here.

 

Section 2

2.1.  (8 pts) What is "Genetic Drift? Explain how it effects alleic distribution in the gene pool

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2.2.  (8 pts) What happened in the end of the Cretacious period that caused such devistation?

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2.3.  (8 pts) With respect to carbohydrates and amino acids how does "handedness" play a role in their structure  

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2.4.  (4 pts) Give an example of "Phylum", and a "Class. Which one is larger?

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For answers to the questions in Section 2... you are on your own!


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