The age of the fossil of Dryopithecus on the geological time scale is 

(a) 5 x 106 yr back

(b) 25 x 106 yr back

(c) 50 x 106 yr back

(d) 75 x 106 yr back

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Evolution is 

(a) progressive development of a race

(b) history and development of race along with variations

(c) history of race

(d) development of race

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Darwin's finches provide an excellent evidence in favour of evolution. This evidence comes from the field of 

(a) Biogeography
(c) Embryology
(b) Anatomy
(d) Palaeontology

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Which one of the following is incorrect about the characteristics of protobionts (coacervates and microspheres) as envisaged in the abiogenic origin of life?

(a) They were able to reproduce

(b) They could separate combinations of molecules from the surroundings

(c) They were partially isolated from the surroundings

(d) They could maintain an internal environment

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Darwin's finches are an excellent example of 

(a) adaptive radiation                  (b) seasonal migration

(c) brood parasitism                    (d) connecting links

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Basic principles of embryonic development were pronounced by 

(a) Von Baer 

(b) Weismann

(c) Haeckel

(d) Morgan

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Which one of following scientists name is correctly matched with the theory put forth by him?

(a) Weismann-Theory of continuity of germplasm

(b) Pasteur- Inheritance of acquired characters

(c) De vries-Natural selection

(d) Mendel-Theory of pangenesis

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Theory of inheritance of acquired characters was given by 
(a) Wallace
(b) Lamarck
(c) Darwin
(d) De Vries

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In the case of peppered moth (Biston betularia), the black-coloured form became dominant over the light-coloured form in England during industrial revolution. This is an example of

(a) natural selection whereby the darker forms were selected

(b) appearance of the darker coloured individuals due to very poor sunlight

(c) protective mimicry

(d) inheritance of darker colour character acquired due to the darker environment

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The first organisms were 

(a) chemoautotrophs

(b) chemoheterotrophs

(c) autotrophs

(d) eukaryotes

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