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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Burgess Drama, Act I. Marrella and Yohoia: The Dawning and Consolidation of Suspicion, 1971-1974.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did Marella have that no trilobite shared?
(b) Two backs.
(c) Large incisors.
(d) Twenty ligaments.
2. How does Gould begin Chapter 2: "A Background for the Burgess Shale"?
(a) Explaining the last chapter's conclusion.
(b) Explaining which animals are in the Burgess Shale.
(c) Explaining how scientists divide up historical epochs.
(d) Explaining what the Burgess Shale represents.
3. What did Whittington attempt to do to many of the new species found in the Burgess Shale?
(a) Classify them into an already existing taxonomy.
(b) Cyrogenically preserve them.
(c) Reproduce them.
(d) Dissect them for a museum show.
4. In Gould's perspective, what historical understanding does the Burgess shale offer humanity?
(a) The idea of "contingency."
(b) The idea of "plague."
(c) The idea of "necrogenesis."
(d) The idea of "symbiosis."
5. What does the evolution of life contain, according to Gould's explanations and illustrations?
(a) "Annihilation and acceptance."
(b) "Reconstruction and growth."
(c) "Decimation and diversification."
(d) "Agreement and speculation."
Short Answer Questions
1. What was Yohoia specialized for?
2. What does Gould's new interpretation emphasize about human evolution?
3. Who newly interpreted the Burgess animals in 1971?
4. How many levels are there in the taxonomy of life?
5. What is one of the first tasks of the paleontologist after producing a clear specimen?
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