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Origin of the domestic dog: Quiz


Question 1: It is very probable that the dog was the original beast of burden before the domestication of the ________ or ox.
DonkeyEquus (genus)HorseArabian horse

Question 2: These circumstances would provide the opportunity for selective breeding to create specialized types of working dogs and ________.

Question 3: Some examples are the ________, Borzoi, Saluki, Sloughi, Pharaoh Hound, Azawakh, Whippet, and Greyhound.
Italian GreyhoundAfghan HoundBasset HoundBeagle

Question 4: The largest and most diverse group contains sequences found in the most ancient dog breeds, including the dingo of ________, the New Guinea Singing Dog, and many modern breeds, like the collie and retriever.
CanadaAustraliaBarbadosUnited Kingdom

Question 5: A recent study of African dogs found a high level of ________ diversity.
Transfer RNAMitochondrionMitochondrial DNAAspartate transaminase

Question 6: Using blood or hair samples, DNA was extracted and genetic distance for ________ was estimated between individuals.
Aspartate transaminaseMitochondrionTransfer RNAMitochondrial DNA

Question 7: (This is true of many domesticated animals, including humans themselves, who have many characteristics similar to young ________.) This paedomorphic selection naturally results in a retention of juvenile physical characteristics as well.
HominidaeCommon ChimpanzeeChimpanzeeBonobo

Question 8: This rapid evolution of dogs from wolves is an example of ________ or paedomorphism.

Question 9: Based upon the ________ studies conducted, it would seem that dogs separated from the wolf lineage approximately 100,000 years ago.
Radiocarbon datingTimeGeologic time scaleMolecular clock

Question 10: There were significantly sized ________ carnivores such as Hesperocyon gregarius.


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