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True or False

Place a check mark next to the TRUE statements below.

1. If evolution were true, there would be a sudden "explosion" of diverse and highly complex forms in the fossil record.
2. Scientists frequently find animals in the fossil record that are half reptile/half mammal.
3. The fossil record provides good proof of evolution.
4. A plethora of "missing links" has been found in the fossil record.
5. Australopithecus afarensis (a.k.a. "Lucy\") is not a direct ancestor of man.
6. Evolutionists are in agreement on which "family tree" to accept.
7. The interpretation of the fossil record by creationists and evolutionists is very similar.
8. There are no recognizable differences between the bones of Homo erectus and Homo sapiens

Multiple Choice

Select the correct answers below.

1. According to evolution, what should be found in the fossil record?
Absence of transitional forms
Explosion of many life forms
Fully formed life appearing suddenly
Transitional forms

2. Which of the following is actually found in the fossil record?
Fully formed life appearing suddenly
Transitional forms
Older rocks with only "primitive" forms of life
Only younger rocks exhibit "complex" forms of life

3. Evidence from the fossil record supports which of the following?
An ancient Earth
Neither evolution nor creation

4. Ramapithecus turned out to be which of the following?

5. The creation model predicts all of the following except:
Both older and younger rocks containing "complex" forms of life
Transitional forms
Explosion of life forms
Absence of transitional forms

Fill In The Blanks

1. If there is ever to be any physical evidence for it will have to come from the record.

2. In the May 1982 issue ofScience Digest, Lyall Watson wrote: "The physical evidence we have for evolution can still be placed, with room to spare, inside a ."

3. If the fossil record is to offer support for evolution, it must demonstrate a clear-cut sequence of fully functional forms.

4. Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould has stated that the absence of any fossil intermediary stages has remained a " and nagging for gradualistic accounts of evolution."

5. Apes always have been , and always have been humans.


Match the related concepts (place the correct letter in the space provided by each number).

1. This man wrote The Origin of Species A. Ardipithecus ramidus
2. Sometimes called the "missing links" B. Leakey
3. The lowest layer of the geologic time table C. Charles Darwin
4. The fossil record fits this model perfectly D. Lucy
5. Was dated at 4.4 million years E. Transitional forms
6. Nickname given to Australopithecus afarensis F. Aegyptopithecus zeuxis
7. The famed fossil-hunting family in Africa G. Precambrian strata
8. What Richard Leakey called "the first ape to emerge from the Old World monkey stock" H. Creation model

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