Does anyone else become slightly discombobulated by multiple choice? What I mean is, I would have got 100% on that 10 question quiz but for the fact there was another option that I knew if I chosen, I would get it wrong.
I was right, the correct answer was fossils, and I would have answered the question as, "fossils" had I not been distracted by DNA.
That's why I have designed my own quiz which better determines knowledge, since we are trying to determine knowledge and understanding of evolution theory. I shall only give you your score if you take the quiz, and tell you how many you got right and your percentage but I won't tell anyone the correct answers, since we are determining knowledge but I imagine there will be few takers of the mikey-quiz. Here it is for anyone interested, as I do believe my test is a better more direct evaluation of the knowledge of evolution theory; (note some answers don't have to be specifically correct, they just have to show an understanding of evolution theory so your description just has to show you understand the question properly) --don't worry they're not all hard, some questions are more questions about science since we are often told we are ignorant of science as well as evolution--
THE EVO MIKEY QUIZ:
1. If an example of homology is the pentadactyl limb, then give an example of analogue features shared/homoplasy.
2. Which of the two mechanisms according to evolution theory (mutations and naturals selection), is responsible for providing new genetic information?
3. Species is to speciation as _________ is to genera.
4. If an ape is more arboreal is it progressing towards bipedal? (yes or no)
5. If confirmation evidence for macro evolution is a transitional form, are transitional forms proof of evolution according to how science operates?
6. If one hundred experiments don't prove you right, can one experiment prove you wrong or only many?
7. If we have a tally of evidence to support a theory, what type of logical reasoning is this regarded as?
8. If a feature/characteristic which is now used for insulation is later used for flight (feathers) this might be an example of e--------n.
9. What is the terminology if information is reintroduced into a gene pool by individuals of a group which has only diverged from the main population recently? g--- ----
10. Give the name of an alleged fossil species for bird evolution.
11. Give the name of an alleged fossil species for whale evolution.
12. Mammals were said to have evolved from reptiles, what then did reptiles evolve from?
13. Does evolution theory state that a more modern, surviving species today is more evolutionary fit than an ancestor was, which we allegedly evolved from?
14. What is another name for normalised selection? s-----.
15. Did chimps share a common ancestor with humans or are chimps an ancestor of humans?
16. Does evolution theory claim that humans were once not human?
17. To say evolution has to individually explain how each s@x arose for horses, and also for humans and bunnies, is a good understanding of what evolution says. (yes or no)
18. If we find a fossil which pre-dates it's progenitor/ancestor, is it correct to presume that this is comparable to a son being found to be older than his father?
19. If humans help to preserve an endangered species, is this a matter of the theoretics of evolution theory?
20. There are two types of main evidence we can categorise generally for science, one is falsification evidence the other is c----------- evidence.
21. If mammals evolved from reptiles, did mammals evolve from crocodiles?
22. Give an example of a vestigial feature.
23. Which mechanism of evolution would be regarded as random?
24. Which is factual? Mutations or natural selection, or neither or both?
25. If Darwin was around today, would he accept evolution theory as he presented it back then?
(Alteration; the questions highlighted in blue are easier, so that percentage or less scored will represent a level of understanding of evolution which is not all that good.)