Practice Quiz

Evolutionary Biology


    True and False Questions

  1. In truly multicellular animals, the cells are interdependent and usually do not exist alone.

    a) True
    b) False

  2. The fossils from the Burgess Shale formation are older than the fossils of the Ediacara fauna.

    a) True
    b) False

  3. Sponges can be separated into individual cells, and the cells can reorganize into new sponges.

    a) True
    b) False

  4. Among metazoans, bilateral symmetry is more common than is radial symmetry.

    a) True
    b) False

  5. Flatworms have well-developed respiratory and circulatory systems.

    a) True
    b) False

  6. A tapeworm proglottid is a complete reproductive unit, with ovaries, testes, and genitalia.

    a) True
    b) False

  7. Nematodes have a pseudocoelom rather than a true coelom.

    a) True
    b) False


    Multiple Choice Questions - Choose the best available answer.

  8. The majority of the animal phyla are assigned to the Subkingdom

    a) Parazoa
    b) Porifera
    c) Metazoa
    d) Anthozoa

  9. Humans can be correctly characterized as

    a) Parazoans
    b) Protostomes
    c) Deuterostomes
    d) Hemichordates

  10. Jellyfish and corals belong to the Phylum

    a) Porifera
    b) Cnidaria
    c) Ctenophora
    d) Rotifera

  11. The comb jellies are placed in the Phylum

    a) Porifera
    b) Cnidaria
    c) Ctenophora
    d) Rotifera

  12. In describing their germ layers, cnidarians and ctenophorans have

    a) an outer ectoderm and an inner endoderm
    b) an outer endoderm and an inner ectoderm
    c) from outside to inside, ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm
    d) from outside to inside, endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm

  13. In development of animals which are triploblasts, muscle tissue

    a) originates from endoderm
    b) originates from mesoderm
    c) originates from ectoderm
    d) originates from the skeletal support system

  14. Flatworms are

    a) parazoans
    b) acoelomates
    c) pseudocoelomates
    d) coelomates

  15. The lining of a true coelom is

    a) the endoderm
    b) the peritoneum
    c) the gastrodermis
    d) the ectoderm

  16. Roundworms belong to

    a) Class Trematoda
    b) Class Cestoda
    c) Phylum Nematoda
    d) Phylum Rotifera

  17. Where in a plant is pollen produced?

    a) ovule
    b) antheridium
    c) archegonium
    d) pistil
    e) none of the above

  18. ThWhich of the following is not technically a fruit?

    a) apple
    b) grape
    c) banana
    d) string bean
    e) all of the above are fruits


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