Item EN038002: Traits must be inherited from one generation to the next in order for natural selection to occur.

Which of the following is REQUIRED for the process of natural selection to occur?

  1. Numerous species must have recently become extinct.
  2. A food source must disappear.
  3. There must be a sudden environmental change.
  4. Traits must be inherited from one generation to the next.
Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item EN038002
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 1197 3086 39%
Grades
  6–8 676 1924 35%
  9–12 521 1162 45%
Gender
  Male547143738%
  Female621156540%
Primary Language
  English1074275939%
  Other9524639%

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