MCAT Bio: Evolution

Question 1 of 9

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The theory that states that all forms of life were created about 6000 years ago in the forms they hold now is:

Select one of the following:

  • Lamarckism

  • Darwinism

  • Polymorphism

  • Creationism

Question 2 of 9

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Count George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon said that species:

Select one of the following:

  • Are static

  • Change over time

  • May be morphologically similar

  • Cannot interbreed

Question 3 of 9

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Which of the following was NOT supported by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck?

Select one of the following:

  • Use and disuse

  • Inheritance of acquired traits

  • Natural selection

  • The change of species over time

Question 4 of 9

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According to Lamarck, traits, such as large muscles, that are acquired over an individual's lifetime:

Select one of the following:

  • are acted on by natural selection

  • can be passed on to offspring

  • cannot be passed on to offspring

  • are the result of a change of alleles

Question 5 of 9

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Which of the following is used as evidence to support creationism?

Select one of the following:

  • Study of natural populations

  • The book of Genesis

  • Experimental genetics

  • Mathematical modeling of populations

Question 6 of 9

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According to Darwin, what caused species to change over time?

Select one of the following:

  • Use and disuse

  • Lamarckian inheritance

  • Inheritance of acquired traits

  • Natural selection

Question 7 of 9

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The fossil record:

Select one of the following:

  • Provides ample evidence against natural selection

  • Does not provide evidence against evolution by natural selection

  • Provides ample evidence for creationism

  • Does not provide evidence for inheritance of acquired traits

Question 8 of 9

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Advances in which field were instrumental in making Darwin's theory of evolution widely accepted?

Select one of the following:

  • Mathematics

  • Engineering

  • Paleontology

  • Genetics

Question 9 of 9

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An individual's fitness is

Select one of the following:

  • The ratio of body fat to muscle weight

  • The ability of that individual to survive to reproductive age

  • The probability that that individual will have 2 or more offspring

  • The probability that an individual will contribute its genes to the next generation

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MCAT Bio: Evolution

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