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

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall39%
Grades 6–835%
Grades 9–1245%
Male38%
Female40%
Primary Language is English39%
Primary Language is not English39%

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