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

2. 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.

3. From what university were psychologist who recruited undergraduate students for an experiment about perception?
(a) Yale.
(b) Brown.
(c) Stanford.
(d) Harvard.

4. When did Europeans begin making regular voyages to Newfoundland?
(a) 18th century.
(b) 15th century.
(c) 17th century.
(d) 16th century.

5. When was the word "catastrophist" first coined?
(a) 1832.
(b) 1844.
(c) 1811.
(d) 1867.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many average-sized mice could be killed by the poison in the skin of one golden-frog?

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

3. Where did evolution emerge as a concept?

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

5. When was the Rabbs' fringe-limbed tree frog first identified?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the town of El Valle De Anton look like?

2. What did the great auk look like?

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

4. What did Charles Darwin do when he finished Cambridge?

5. What were graptolites?

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

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

8. Why didn't Charles Lyell believe in catastrophism?

9. When and how did it appear that the American mastodon became extinct?

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

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