The Sixth Extinction Test | Final Test - Hard

Elizabeth Kolbert
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was a nearly complete Neanderthal skeleton found in a cave in southern France?

2. When did Captain James Cook encounter the Great Barrier Reef?

3. In the 1970s, how many species of birds were discovered to live on One Tree?

4. In Chapter 8, how many species of trees did Miles Silman say were in his plots?`

5. How many species new to science had Silman and his students found?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Cohn-Haft's job when he first worked at Reserve 1202?

2. How were Silman's tree plots laid out?

3. How did the author decide to go to One Tree?

4. How did tree diversity vary around the world?

5. How did the author describe One Tree Island?

6. What happened when bats hibernated?

7. As early as the 1840s what explanations had been proposed for the megafauna extinction?

8. What was the white powder found on bats and that seemed to be killing them?

9. What was the Frozen Zoo?

10. Where had Neanderthal bones been discovered after they were first discovered in Germany?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lyell disagree with the theory that catastrophes were responsible for geological changes. What did Lyell believe was responsible for geological changes and what evidence did he believe he had to prove that theory?

Essay Topic 2

The term extinction wasn't known until the 18th century. How did the scientist Cuvier determine through research that some animals were lost species?

Essay Topic 3

Oceans appeared to be becoming more acidic. What were the consequences of acidity in oceans and what implications did that have for future?

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