Item EN050002: All plants and all animals have a common ancestor with each other.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about the evolution of plants and animals?

  1. All plants and all animals share a common ancestor with each other.
  2. All plants share a common ancestor, but all animals do not share a common ancestor.
  3. All animals share a common ancestor, but all plants do not share a common ancestor.
  4. No plants share a common ancestor with each other, no animals share a common ancestor with each other, and no plants share a common ancestor with any animals. 

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Percent of students responding correctly

Overall32%
Grades 6–829%
Grades 9–1236%
Male31%
Female32%
Primary Language is English32%
Primary Language is not English28%

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