1. Parasite-infected mosquitoes cause what disease that is rampant in Africa?
A. AIDSB. MalariaC. Pink eyeD. Rabies
2. What field of science is the broad study of humanity itself?
B. AnthropologyC. GeologyD. Astrology
3. Who are our closest living animal relatives?
A. ChimpsB. PigsC. GorillasD. Dogs
4. Who is often considered the father of evolution?
A. Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
B. Alfred Russel WallaceC. Gregor Mendel
D. Charles Darwin
5. In what world regions does the parasite P. vivax cause malaria epidemics?
A. North America and South AmericaB. Europe and AsiaC. Africa and EuropeD. Latin America and Asia
6. What Ivy League educational institution has one of the largest collections of DNA samples from around the world?
A. Yale UniversityB. Harvard UniversityC. Cornell UniversityD. Dartmouth College
7. Adults who cannot digest milk and dairy products have a damaged version or lack what enzyme?
A. Alcohol dehydrogenaseB. LactaseC. MaltaseD. Amylase
8. What individuals keep domesticated cattle or other livestock?
A. FarmersB. PastoralistsC. ForagersD. Breeders
9. What bodily fluid did geneticist Greg Gibson obtain samples of from Moroccan Amazighs?
A. BileB. UrineC. BloodD. Saliva
10. What complex network of glands and hormones is found in most animals with well-developed nervous and circulatory systems?
A. Lymphatic systemB. Integumentary systemC. Endocrine systemD. Digestive system
11. Which of the following is not a function of bacteria?
A. Help us digest foodB. Provide vitamins we can’t make ourselvesC. Regulate our body temperatureD. Function as part of our immune defense
12. What hormone regulates salt and water balance in humans and in some four-legged animals?
A. AldosteroneB. EstrogenC. CortisolD. Testosterone
13. How many genes are thought to control height?
A. 20 genesB. 50 genesC. 100 genesD. 200 genes
14. What gene, common in areas of Africa with widespread malaria, provides protection against malaria but also causes anemia?
A. BRCA1B. HBBC. G6PDD. CFTR
15. What is the evolutionary process in which many of the hormones and receptors that we have in our bodies today resulted from subtle modifications of hormones and receptors that already existed for different purposes?
A. Natural selectionB. Molecular exploitationC. Co-evolutionD. Gene flow
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