Window on Humanity Study Set 1

Anthropology

Quiz 4 :

Evolution, Genetics, and Human Variation

Quiz 4 :

Evolution, Genetics, and Human Variation

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Which of the following statements about individuals with the HbS allele in the homozygous form is TRUE?
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Although Darwin became the best-known evolutionist, the idea of evolution had been around well before him. Darwin's key contribution was to propose a mechanism that drives evolution, which is known as
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The example of the sickle-cell allele demonstrates a key aspect of evolution through natural selection, in that
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We have learned that reliance on culture has increased in the course of human history. Yet the fact and mechanisms of evolution remain a key part of our human present and future because
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Gregor Mendel's work with hereditary traits of pea plants
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Which of the following statements about natural selection is FALSE?
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Mendelian genetics studies
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During the 18th century, many scholars became interested in biological diversity, human origins, and our position within the classification of plants and animals. At that time, the most commonly accepted explanation of the origin of species was
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Any factor that contributes to the change in allele frequency in a breeding population from generation to generation is considered a mechanism of genetic evolution. Those mechanisms are
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Which of the following does NOT seek to explain the origin of species by referring to an outside agent?
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What role do recombination and independent assortment play in evolution?
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Natural selection is the process by which the forms most fit to survive and reproduce in a given environment do so in greater numbers than others in the same population. But more than survival of the fittest, natural selection is the natural process that leads to
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For natural selection to work on a particular population,
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Darwin and Wallace simultaneously proposed which of the following theoretical models?
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What is the process by which sex cells are produced?
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What is the term for the belief that explanations for past events should be sought in ordinary forces that are at work today?
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The term gene pool refers to all the
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This chapter describes the case of giraffes' long necks to illustrate how natural selection works on variety within a population. This explanation contrasts with the incorrect alternative of the inheritance of acquired characteristics, which suggests that
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Human biology
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Why are genetics and evolution so important to anthropology?
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