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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where were the paleontologists from who published a study revealing not only the major five mass extinctions, but many lesser events?
(a) University of Colorado.
(b) University of Montana.
(c) University of Michigan.
(d) University of Chicago.

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

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

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

5. When a second set of mastodon bones were found, where we they sent?
(a) Berlin.
(b) London.
(c) Paris.
(d) Berne.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the word "catastrophist" first coined?

2. What was Zalasiewicz's speciality?

3. How many eggs was it thought the great auk produced in a year?

4. How many auk beaks were found in an ancient grave in Canada?

5. When were the golden-frogs in Sante Fe, effectively wiped out?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where were the Panamanian golden frogs housed, when it was discovered they were dying?

2. Where had Bd spread?

3. Where and how did extinction emerge as an idea?

4. In Chapter 5, what rocks did Luis Alvarez study and what did he learn?

5. What was Bd and how did it kill frogs?

6. What is the purpose and design of the Icelandic Institute of Natural History?

7. How were the frogs protected at the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center?

8. What were graptolites?

9. How did Charles Lyell become a scientist?

10. How did Luis Alvarez solve the debate over whether there were treasure-filled chambers inside Egypt's second-largest pyramid?

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