Evolution MCQ

Evolution MCQs explains how life on earth came to be. From the very first life form to various theories of evolution, we detailed our MCQ based on the most important topics and frequently asked questions in the exam. Refer this MCQ on evolution to comprehend and recall the concepts with ease.

Evolution MCQs

  1. The force that initiates evolution is ______
    1. Variation
    2. Mutation
    3. Extinction
    4. Adaptation
  2. ___________ is a vestigial organ
    1. Intestinal villi
    2. Papillae
    3. Vermiform appendix
    4. None of the above
  3. The earliest geological time period among the following is _______
    1. Cambrian
    2. Permian
    3. Jurassic
    4. Quaternary
  4. The experiment that simulated conditions thought to be present on the early earth
    1. Hershey–Chase experiment
    2. Geiger–Marsden experiment
    3. Miller–Urey experiment
    4. Schiehallion experiment
  5. Example of a homologous organ
    1. The arm of a human, wing of a bird
    2. Wing of an insect, wing of a bird
    3. Leg of a dog, leg of a spider
    4. None of the above
  6. Primordial soup is a set of hypothetical conditions on ancient earth first proposed by______
    1. Dmitri Ivanovsky
    2. Alexander Oparin
    3. Dmitry Anuchin
    4. Nikolay Shatsky
  7. Which condition can be explained by Lamarckism?
    1. How giraffes got their long neck
    2. How humans lost their tail
    3. How humans became bipedal
    4. All of the above
  8. Observation of species on ___________ heavily inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution.
    1. Ilha da Queimada Grande
    2. Guatemala
    3. Faroe Islands
    4. Galapagos Islands
  9. _____________ was considered as a missing link between reptiles and birds.
    1. Archaeopteryx
    2. Pteranodon
    3. Avimimus
    4. Caudipteryx
  10. The oldest mineral discovered so far was __________, which dates back to 4.4 billion years.
    1. Iron
    2. Zircon
    3. Cadmium
    4. Silicon
  11. Pidgeon, platypus and panda are _______
    1. Homeothermic
    2. Poikilothermic
    3. Hyperthermic
    4. None of the above
  12. The last common ancestor of humans is
    1. Pan troglodytes
    2. Homo neanderthalensis
    3. Lemuroidea
    4. Dromaeosaurus
  13. An example of convergent evolution is
    1. Wing of Hawkmoths, the wing of hawks
    2. Teeth of domestic dog, teeth of a wolf
    3. Wings of Geospiza magnirostris, wings of Geospiza fortis
    4. None of the above
  14. On the Origin of Species was written by ______
    1. Charles Darwin
    2. Ludmila Kuprianova
    3. Mikhail A. Fedonkin
    4. Ituhbuna Lawraga
  15. When did dinosaurs die off?
    1. 105.1 million years ago
    2. 65.5 million years ago
    3. 75.5 million years ago.
    4. None of the above

Answer Key

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a

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c

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a

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c

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b

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