Genealogy/Quiz

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Genealogy is a lecture and an article as part of the gene project series.

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Quiz[edit]







  

1

True or False, A study, and formal recording of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; lineage or pedigree is called genealogy.

TRUE
FALSE

2

The process of changing, transforming or converting one species into another, or from one species into another, is called?

of species.

3

True or False, Fitness in the theory of natural selection is measured by an organism's ability to survive and reproduce, which determines the size of its genetic contribution to the next generation.

TRUE
FALSE

4

The doctrine that life involves some immaterial "vital force" and cannot be explained scientifically is called?

.

5

The belief that evolution proceeds at a steady pace, without the sudden development of new species or biological features from one generation to the next is called?

.

6

True or False, The central concept of natural selection is the evolutionary fitness of an organism.

TRUE
FALSE

7

Which of the following is not a characteristic of neo-Lamarckism?

inheritance based on environmental factors
genetic changes can be influenced
genetic changes can be directed
an abridgment of Lamarckism
environmental factors
an epigenome

8

The belief that evolution operates by the sudden development of new species or biological features from one generation to the next is called?

.

9

Which of the following are phenomena associated with essentialism?

essential characteristics that are unalterable
all things can be precisely defined or described
a word should have a single definition
properties without which a tiger is no longer a tiger
mediator dependence
core promoter
RNA polymerase II holoenzyme complex

10

The belief that evolution does not proceed at a steady pace, but instead is characterized by periods of stasis, punctuated by brief (within several hundred-thousand years) periods of rapid change is called?

.

11

Yes or No, The return of a genetic characteristic after a period of suppression is called a reversion.

Yes
No

12

Complete the text:

A

is any philosophical account which holds that final causes

in nature.

13

True or False, A series of similar mutations in successive generations, producing evolutionary change is called metagenesis.

TRUE
FALSE


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. A genealogy may show phenotypical changes.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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