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The Biology 2.6 Old and New Species Quiz

The quiz includes evolution, decay and preservation. 10 Questions.

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Gigantopithecus is an extinct genus of ape, it is said that the mammal weighed up to 540 kilograms and had a height of three metres, what evidence might the scientists have that the ape existed?

  • Some bones may have remained.
  • They have a pre historic diagram with measurements.
  • They have a model of the skeleton.
  • The scientists have photographs.

Question 2 Photo

What may be the reason for the extinction of the ape species Gigantopithecus?

  • There was a genetic disorder causing the apes to not mate.
  • The evolution of the ape has stopped.
  • The prey has died.
  • Dinosaurs had killed all the apes.

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In what way do fossils provide evidence for the theory of evolution?

  • New technology allows for dating of the fossils.
  • The fossils have evolved into new species.
  • Species have changed over time.
  • The fossils have minerals which can be traced back to the species.

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In Northern Russia whole bodies of mammoths have been found in frozen soils, what is the reason why the mammoth did not decay?

  • There is no moisture and no warmth.
  • The mammoth is in frozen conditions.
  • The ice has preserved the mammoth.
  • The mammoth's skin has solidified.

Question 5 Photo

What is the name for plants and animals which are not found now?

  • Bones
  • Rocks
  • Fossils
  • Extinct

Question 6 Photo

The dodo has become extinct after eighty years, when Dutch sailors first discovered and settled Mauritius, what could be the reason why scientists are unsure of why the bird has become extinct?

  • There was no recorded evidence of the dodo's extinction.
  • There are not enough skeletons of the dodo.
  • The dodo could be a fictional creature, from the poem ''Bad Child's Book of Beasts''.
  • The Dutch sailors have been sterilised and vaccinated.

Question 7 Photo

Which of the rock layers are the oldest?

  • Teeth and Bones of Animals
  • Fish Skeletons
  • Molluse Shells
  • Dinosaur Bones

Question 8 Photo

What is the easiest way of the isolation?

  • Geographical Isolation
  • Reproductive Isolation
  • Mechanical Isolation
  • Gametic Isolation

Question 9 Photo

What is the term for species which cannot breed with the original species?

  • Extraction
  • Mineralistion
  • Preservation
  • Speciation

Question 10 Photo

In which of these places would preservation of animals not be possible?

  • Sand
  • Amber
  • Peat Bogs
  • Tar Pits