CUET Biology topic Evolution test paper 2023

Here you will get CUET Biology mock test of chapter- Evolution for free . Below we have provided NTA CUET Biology test paper of Evolution with their answers .The mock test of cuet biology is also helpful for those who are looking for Biotechnology since CUET syllabus of biology is also for biotechnology .

CUET Biology topic Evolution test paper 2023
CUET Biology topic Evolution test paper 2023

Common university entrance test of Biology chapter Evolution practice questions with answers is given below which will help students in improving their speed for solving questions .Practicing questions will help students to understand the weak areas by which you can improve it before actual exam .

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  1. For a long time, it was believed that life came out of decaying and rotting matter like straw, mud, etc. This was the theory of
    (a) catastrophism (b) spontaneous generation
    (c) panspermia (d) chemogeny
  2. Who proposed that the first form of life could have come from pre-existing non-living organic molecules and it precedes chemical evolution?
    (a) SL Miller
    (b) Oparin and Haldane
    (c) Charles Darwin
    (d) Alfred Wallace
  3. The sequence of origin of life may be
    (a) Inorganic materials → Organic materials → Colloidal aggregate → Eobiont → Cell
    (b) Organic materials → Inorganic materials → Colloidal aggregate → Eobiont → Cell
    (c) Inorganic materials → Organic materials → Eobiont → Cell → Colloidal aggregate
    (d) Organic materials → Inorganic materials → Eobiont → Cell → Colloidal aggregate
  4. According to Charles Darwin’s observations
    (a) existing life forms share similarities to the life forms that existed million of years ago
    (b) life forms evolve gradually
    (c) any population has built in variations which enable them to survive in natural conditions
    (d) All of the above
  5. Evidence that evolution of life forms has indeed taken place on earth has come from
    (a) fossil studies (palaeontological evidences)
    (b) morphological and comparative anatomical studies
    (c) biochemical studies
    (d) All of the above
  6. Fossils are useful in
    (a) studying extinct organisms
    (b) studying history of organisms
    (c) Both (a) and (b)
    (d) None of the above
  1. Embryological support for evolution given by Ernst Haeckel includes the
    (a) presence of hair all over the body in adult human
    (b) absence of tail bone and presence of wisdom tooth
    (c) absence of vestigial gill slits in human’s embryo
    (d) presence of row of vestigial gill slits in embryo of all vertebrates
  2. What does presence of homologous organs in different animals indicate?
    (a) Different ancestry
    (b) Common ancestry
    (c) Independent development
    (d) Dependent development
  3. Tendrils of Cucurbita and thorns of Bougainvillea are examples of
    (a) vestigial organs (b) analogous organs
    (c) homologous organs (d) homoplasy
  1. Change of lighter coloured variety of peppered moths (Biston betularia) to darker variety in the industrial era occurred due to
    (a) selection of darker variety for survival
    (b) deletion of gene
    (c) industrial carbon deposited on the wings
    (d) translocation of gene
  2. Example of anthropogenic evolution is
    (a) selection of resistant microbes to pesticides
    (b) antibiotic resistant eukaryotic cells
    (c) Industrial melanism is Biston betularia
    (d) All of the above
  1. Development of different functional structures from a common ancestral form is called
    (a) differential evolution (b) adaptive radiation
    (c) non-adaptive radiation (d) regressive evolution
  2. The process by which different type of finches were evolved in Galapagos islands is a consequence of
    (a) adaptive radiation (b) geographic similarity
    (c) geographic dissimilarity (d) adaptive convergence
  3. The diversity in the type of finches and adaptation to different feeding habits on the Galapagos islands, as observed by Darwin, provides an evidence of
    (a) origin of species by natural selection
    (b) intraspecific variation
    (c) intraspecific competition
    (d) interspecific competition
  4. Australian marsupials are the example of
    (a) homologous radiation
    (b) analogous radiation
    (c) adaptive radiation
    (d) convergent radiation
  1. Which of the following is not an examples of adaptive radiation?
    (a) Wombat, numbat, flying phalanger
    (b) Darwin’s finches
    (c) Different mammals in other parts of world
    (d) Lemur and spotted cuscus
  2. Survival of the fittest is possible due to the
    (a) overproduction
    (b) favourable variations
    (c) environmental changes
    (d) inheritance of acquired characters
  3. Darwinian fitness can be estimated by
    (a) how long different individual in a population survive
    (b) number of offspring produced by different individuals in population
    (c) individual have a large size in population
    (d) species recover after mass extinction
  1. Which of the following are the two key concepts of Darwinian theory of evolution?
    (a) Genetic drift and mutation
    (b) Adaptive radiation and homology
    (c) Mutation and natural selection
    (d) Branching descent and natural selection
  2. Which of the following situations would most likely result in the highest rate of natural selection?
    (a) Reproduction by asexual method
    (b) Low mutation is an stable environment
    (c) Little competition
    (d) Reproduction by sexual method
  3. Which of the following factors was not taken into account by Darwin in his theory of natural selection?
    (a) Struggle for existence
    (b) Discontinuous variations
    (c) Parasites and predators as natural enemies
    (d) Survival of the fittest
  4. What was the Lamarck’s explanation for long necked giraffes?
    (a) Stretching of necks over many generations
    (b) Short neck suddenly changed into long one
    (c) Natural selection
    (d) Mutation
  5. Hugo de Vries put forth his idea of mutation by his work on
    (a) pea plant (b) Drosophila
    (c) evening primrose (d) maize plant
  6. Genetic equilibrium refers to the phenomenon in which
    (a) the trait remains constant in a population
    (b) the total genes remain constant in a population
    (c) the total genes keeps on varying in a population
    (d) traits keeps on varying in a population
  1. ‘XX’ is a type of selection process in evolution that promotes population changes in one particular direction. ‘XX’ favours small or large sized individuals mean size of population changes. Identify ‘XX’.
    (a) Stabilising selection (b) Directional selection
    (c) Disruptive selection (d) None of the above
  2. Artificial selection to obtain cows yielding high milk output represents
    (a) stabilising selection as it stabilises this character in the population
    (b) directional as it pushes the mean of the character in one direction
    (c) disruptive as it splits the population into two, one yielding higher output and the other lower output
    (d) stabilising followed by disruptive as stabilises the population of produce higher yielding cows
  3. Choose the incorrect pair.
    (a) Invertebrates were formed and active – By 500 mya
    (b) Seaweeds existed – Around 320 mya
    (c) First organisms that invaded land – Single-celled animals
    (d) Fish with stout and strong fins – Around 350 mya
  4. Giant dinosaurs and reptiles predominated during the Jurassic period. This period was also marked for the evolution of higher insects and angiosperms, conifers, cycads, etc. Jurassic period belongs to which era?
    (a) Cenozoic (b) Palaeozoic
    (c) Mesozoic (d) Proterozoic
  5. In which era Protozoa, sponge and algae originate?
    (a) Cenozoic era (b) Azoic era
    (c) Proterozoic era (d) Mesozoic era
  1. Brain (cranial) capacity of Homo habilis was
    (a) 750-850 cc (b) 750-800 cc
    (c) 650-800 cc (d) 550-700 cc

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