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Elizabeth Kolbert
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what zoo did herpetologist Paul Crump work?
(a) Washington D.C.
(b) Denver.
(c) Kansas City.
(d) Houston.

2. Worldwide, how many amphibians species had been identified?
(a) Just over 7,000.
(b) About 5,000.
(c) 3,500.
(d) 4,500.

3. Where was Walter Alvarez's father a physicist?
(a) Harvard.
(b) Brown.
(c) Princeton.
(d) University of California-Berkeley.

4. In Chapter I, where was a volcanic crater located that is mentioned by the author?
(a) Brazil.
(b) Panama.
(c) Mexico.
(d) Honduras.

5. When did Hall-Spencer first take a trip to the vents near Castello Aragonese?
(a) 2001.
(b) 1999.
(c) 2002.
(d) 2000.

6. When did Cuvier give the "mastodonte" its name in a paper he published?
(a) 1799.
(b) 1806.
(c) 1801.
(d) 1796.

7. What was the modern day name for the island where explorers once found auks?
(a) Funk Island.
(b) Fowl Island.
(c) Byrd Island.
(d) Penguin Island.

8. What color eyes does Kolbert's guide have who shows her around Dob's Linn?
(a) Blue.
(b) Brown.
(c) Green.
(d) Black.

9. When the Alvarezes published their hypothesis, how many sites did they know of where the iridium layer was exposed?
(a) 4.
(b) 1.
(c) 3.
(d) 2.

10. How many auk beaks were found in an ancient grave in Canada?
(a) 150.
(b) About 50.
(c) More than 100.
(d) 300.

11. What type of stone was in the jagged outcropping of Dob's Linn?
(a) Shale.
(b) Sandstone.
(c) Granite.
(d) Limestone.

12. What did the market of El Valle offer besides embroidery and hats?
(a) Golden-frog figurines.
(b) Embalmed marmots.
(c) Stuffed falcons.
(d) Green-frog figurines.

13. When were undergraduate students recruited for an experiment about perception?
(a) 1962.
(b) 1949.
(c) 1939.
(d) 1951.

14. How wide was a volcanic crater mentioned by the author in Chapter I?
(a) Almost 4 feet.
(b) Nearly 5 feet.
(c) 2 feet.
(d) 3 feet.

15. According to Paul Crutzen, how much of the earth had been transformed by human activity?
(a) 1/2.
(b) About 1/4 to 1/3.
(c) 3/4.
(d) Between 1/3 and 1/2.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many species of gastric-brooding frogs went extinct recently?

2. When was the breeding season for auks?

3. Where did golden frogs lay their eggs?

4. When did Alvarez get a job at Berkeley?

5. From what country were Norway rats from?

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