Quiz on Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection

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Quiz on Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection
1. Which of the following is the most critical factor for evolution according to Darwin?
natural selection
genetic drift
2. Darwin mentioned an island as the “living laboratory of evolutionary samples”. Which is that island?
Grand Cayman
3. The co-contributer of Theory of organic evolution by natural selection is
August Weismann
Alfred Wallace
J D Hooker
Earnest Haeckal
4. Which is the book in which Darwin published the theory of evolution?
“The evolution of species”
“The origin of species by means of natural selection
“On the evolution of Species by means of natural selection”
On the Origin of Species by means of natural selection
5.In Darwinian theory of Natural selection ‘Prodigality of production’ refers to
over production of species
struggle for existence
resource limitation in over production
all of these
6. According to Darwin, all these factors leads to struggle for existence except
Exotic species introduction
Intra-specific competition
Inter-specific competition
Environmental changes
7.According to Darwin, Natural selection mediated speciation is effected by
small discontinuous variation
small continuous heritable variation
sudden heritable variation
sudden continuous heritable variation
8.Darwin proposed mechanism of speciation is by
sympatric speciation
allopatric speciation
9.Darwins theory of natural selection was primarily based on his observation during his 5 years long voyage in the survey ship named
HMS Protector
HMS Scott
HMS Beagle
Royal Research Ship
10.Darwin got the idea of natural selection while observing variation of species in different islands. Which is the most important species that helped him to propose the theory of natural selection?
Giant Tortoises
sea lions
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