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Test your evolution knowledge!

 QUESTION 1

 

Evolution is change over time. The leaves of trees changing color in the fall is an example of evolution.

 

True

False

 


 QUESTION 2

 

As living things evolve, they become better and more complex.

 

True

False

 


 QUESTION 3

 

If you compressed the history of life on Earth, about 3.5 billion years, into 1 minute, when would you expect to see the first land plants, dinosaurs, mammals, and humans arise?

 

 

a) 8 seconds for plants; 25 seconds for dinosaurs; 29 seconds for mammals; 33 seconds for humans
b) 12s; 25s; 30s; 33s
c) 12s; 30s; 33s; 45s
d) 32s; 36s; 37s; 49s
e) 53s; 57s; 58s; almost 60s

 


 QUESTION 4

 

According to this phylogeny (evolutionary tree), birds are higher up in the tree because birds evolved from turtles and snakes.
 

 

True

False

 


 

 

 

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