Student Questions on Chapter 3

Place your practice question for Chapter 3 in this exam. You can write a multiple choice, matching, or essay question. No true/false or simple essay questions please. Be sure your question is original. Remember to put your name in parentheses at the end of the question field.

  1. What is Hierarchy (Abdelmokit Mkadam)
    a unit of information that roughly corresponds to a grapheme, grapheme-like unit, or symbol.
    a system or organization in which people or groups are ranked one above the other according to status or authority.
    a diagram used in cladistics which shows relations among organisms.
    an extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources.

  2. Which of the following can be used to describe the concept theorized by Charles Darwin, natural selection? (Shannon Graham)
    variations in offspring that are heritable
    all of these
    Darwin's idea of the driving force for evolution
    environmental factors choosing which characteristics survive to produce the next generation
    survival of the fittest

  3. Fur is an example of what?(David Beattie)
    Character
    Hierarchy
    Parsimony
    Morphology

  4. When two anatomical structures can be traced back to a single original structure in a common ancestor, they are said to be...
    homologous
    connected in a relationship
    morphologous
    characters of each other
    all of the above

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