Darwin & Natural Selection Study Guide
Name_____________________________1. __________________________ was the naturalist who proposed that evolution happensthrough natural selection.2. Darwin observed differences in the_________________________________________________.3.Darwin did not say that humans came from monkeys. He said________________________________________________________________________________________________________.4.Charles Darwin helped to explain how_____________________________________________.5.The place where Darwin’s discoveries led to his theory of natural selection is called__________ ____________________________.6. Darwin theorized that individuals having an advantage due to their traits or abilities will bemore likely to survive and reproduce. His theory is known as________________________________.7. The process by which populations slowly change over time is called______________________.8.What are two signs that different species may be related and have a common ancestor?____________________________________________________________________________________.9. The process by which individuals that are better adapted to their environment survive andreproduce more successfully than others do is called__________________________________.10.A spider may produce hundreds of eggs, only a few of which may survive. This is anexample of ____________________________________.11.A characteristic that improves an organism’s ability to survive is a(n)_____________________.12.The fact that an organism’s offspring are not identical and have different traits is known as_______________________________.13.Organisms that are not able to adapt to their environment may__________________________.