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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 Montana.
(b) University of Michigan.
(c) University of Colorado.
(d) University of Chicago.

2. What did golden frogs look like when they walk?
(a) Children hopping.
(b) Drunks attempting to walk a straight line.
(c) Children crawling.
(d) Snakes slithering.

3. When Lyell's work was printed in a first run, how many copies were printed?
(a) 9,000.
(b) 1,600.
(c) 45,000.
(d) 300.

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

5. What color was the La Loma robber frog?
(a) Reddish blue.
(b) Orangey-red.
(c) Brownish-orange.
(d) Green and black.

Short Answer Questions

1. What tattoo did Edgardo Griffith have?

2. Who first proposed that there had been five great mass extinctions during the history of life on Earth?

3. When was the breeding season for auks?

4. When Europeans first landed on an island in Newfoundland, how many auk was it estimated were there?

5. What did the call of the horned marsupial frog sound like?

Short Essay Questions

1. What deforested Easter Island and how was that conclusion derived?

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

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

4. Why did it seem logical that Walter Alvarez became a scientist?

5. What were graptolites?

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

7. Where had Bd spread?

8. How was extinction dealt with before the end of the 18th century?

9. How did the creatures collected by Hall-Spencer and Buia reveal the destructive effect of the volcanic vents?

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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