Multiple Choice Questions on Evolution

16. The first domesticated animal by primitive man was
a) Cat
b) Dog
c) Horse
d) Cow 
Ginko biloba
17. Which of the following is an example of living fossils?

a) Pinus

b) Riccia
c) Ginkgo
d) Gnetum 

18. First life on earth was
a) Cyanobacteria
b) Autographs
c) Chemoheterotrophs
d) Photoautotrophs 

19. Most abundant organic compound on earth is
a) Protein
b) Cellulose
c) Steroids
d) Lipids

20. Which is not a vestigial organ of man?
a) Nails
b) Third molar
c) Coccyx
d) Segmented muscles of the abdomen 

21. Genetic drift operates only in
a) Large populations
b) Smaller populations
c) Island populations
d) Mendelian populations 

22.  The animals of cold countries have relatively shorter and poorly developed ears, eyes, hairs, and other phenotypic characters. This is known by which law?
Allen's rule
a) Cope’s law
b) Dollo’s law
c) Bergmann’s law
d) Allen’s law

23. Phenomenon of ‘Industrial melanism’ demonstrates
a) Geographical isolation
b) Natural Selection
c) Reproductive isolation
d) Induced mutation


24. Convergent evolution is illustrated by
a) Rat and Dog
b) Bacterium and Protozoan
c) Starfish and Cuttle fish
d) Dogfish and  Whale 

25. Correct order is
a) Paleozoic-> Mesozoic-> Coenozoic
b) Archaeozoic-> Coenozoic ->Paleozoic
c) Coenozoic ->Paleozoic-> Archaeozoic
d) Mesozoic-> Archaeozoic-> Coenozoic
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16. b) Dog
17. c) Ginkgo
18. c) Chemoheterotrophs
19. b) Cellulose
20. a) Nails
21. b) Smaller populations
22. d) Allen’s law
23. b) Natural Selection
24. d) Dogfish and Whale
25. a) Paleozoic-> Mesozoic-> Coenozoic (Refer:Geological Time Scale)
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