The Sixth Extinction Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

Elizabeth Kolbert
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters VII-VIII.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of crystals did Zalasiewicz's colleagues hope to find at Dob's Linn?
(a) Fluorite.
(b) Zircon.
(c) Apatite.
(d) Quartz

2. When was it believed that One Tree Island was created?
(a) 3,500 years ago.
(b) 7,500 years ago.
(c) 4,000 years ago.
(d) 11,000 years ago.

3. According to an old ballad, who was pushed over a precipice at Dob's Linn?
(a) A false lover.
(b) A small boy.
(c) Shepherd.
(d) Devil.

4. How long did the uniformitarian account of extinction hold up?
(a) 75 years.
(b) About 50 years.
(c) 115 years.
(d) More than a century.

5. How many species of gastric-brooding frogs went extinct recently?
(a) 4.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 1.

Short Answer Questions

1. When a second set of mastodon bones were found, where we they sent?

2. Where was the Icelandic Institute of Natural History located?

3. What color eyes does Kolbert's guide have who shows her around Dob's Linn?

4. Where did Charles Lyell attend university?

5. When was the breeding season for auks?

(see the answer key)

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