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1. Who coined the term ‘Keystone species’?

Paul K Dayton

Robert T. Paine

Charles Darwin

Gregor Mendel

2. “Zoonomia; or the Laws of Organic Life” incorporates early ideas relating to the theory of evolution. Who authored the book?

Charles Darwin

Erasmus Darwin


Carl Linnaues

3. Darwin wrote about sexual selection in which of the following books?

The Origin of Species

The Voyage of the Beagle

The Power of Movement in Plants

The Descent of Man

4. A structure that seems to serve no purpose in an organism is called





5. Who proposed the idea of “Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics”?

Charles Darwin

Carl Linnaeus

Ernst Haeckel

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

6. Any alteration in the structure or function of an organism or any of its parts that results from natural selection and by which the organism becomes better fitted to survive and multiply in its environment is called





7. The process used by humans to develop new organisms with desirable characteristics is called?

Selective breeding

Artificial insemination

Alternative breeding

Natural selection

8. The book “An Essay on the Principle of Population” is cited as a key influence by Charles Darwin in developing the theory of natural selection. Who authored the book?

Alfred Russel Wallace

Thomas Robert Malthus

Georges Cuvier

Charles Lyell

9. When groups from an ancestral population evolve into separate species due to a period of geographical separation, it is called

Sympatric speciation

Peripatric Speciation

Allopatric speciation

Parapatric Speciation

10. This French mathematician and philosopher proposed an early theory related to genetics as a way of understanding the inheritance of physical traits which is pointed out as a precursor to the development of evolutionary theory. Who is he?

Pierre Louis Maupertuis

J. B. S. Haldane

August Weismann

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck