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WAEC questions for "Biology :: Evolution"
Q1
The statement that the environment determines which organism survives to reproduce
A
explains the theory of acquired characters
B
supports Jean Lamarck's theory of use and disuse
C
supports the idea of survival of the fittest
D
is refuted by fossil records
E
Implies that organisms modify their environment in order to survive

Answer: C

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Q2
The diagrams above represent a group of insects known to be
A
colonial
B
parasitic
C
social
D
carnivores
E
symbiotic

Answer: C

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Q3
In their system of organization, the diagram labeled II plays the role of a
A
worker
B
soldier
C
queen
D
drone
E
reproductive

Answer: B

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Q4
Mutation leads to evolution in that it
A
gives rise to offspring which has the same characteristics as the parents
B
Kills all organism where it has occured
C
gives rise to new individuals which differ considerably from their parents
D
always confers adaptability to the offspring
E
does not confer adaptability to the offspring

Answer: C

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Q5
Which of the following is not a courtship behavior exhibited by animals?
A
Pairing
B
Display
C
Seasonal migration
D
Hibernation
E
Territorialism

Answer: D

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Q6
The division of labor in social insects is an example of
A
structural adaptation
B
physiological adaptation
C
commensalism
D
behavioral adaptation
E
hormonal influence

Answer: D

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Q7
Lamarck's evolution theory could be summarized by the statement that
A
only the fittest can survive in a challenging environment
B
species that are unable to adapt become extinct
C
new characteristics do not arise in organisms in time of need
D
the changing environment imposes structural, physiological and behavioral changes in organisms
E
in a changing and unstable environment nature rejects the weak

Answer: D

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Q8
The swarming, especially at the beginning of the rainy season is a courtship behavior shown by?
A
migratory birds
B
pigeons
C
crickets
D
winged termites
E
bees

Answer: D

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Q9
The theory of use and disuse of organs was propounded by
A
Gregor Mendel
B
Charles Darwin
C
Jean Lamarck
D
Louis Pasteur
E
Robert Hooke

Answer: C

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