Evolution study guide
1. Define evolution.

 
 
 

2. What are the requirements for evolution to occur?
 
 
 

3. Why is Charles Darwin so highly regarded?
 
 
 
 

4.  Describe the process of natural selection.  Choose a specific organism and how a trait or set of traits arose.
 
 
 
 

5. Give an example of a homologous trait
 
 
 
 

6. Give an example of a analogous traits.
 
 
 
 

7. Why is biodiversity so important for our planetís future?
 
 
 
 
 

8. What is the difference between gradualism and punctuated equilibrium?
 
 
 

9. What is a hominid?  List some of the more famous ones.
 
 
 

10. What is the definition of a species?  How does this relate to evolution?
 
 
 
 
 

11.  List some of the more noteworthy books written by Charles Darwin.
 
 


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