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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What large crab with an enormous number of spines did Collins publish a monograph on in 1985?
2. What did Gould say the next generation must do with the Burgess Shale?
(a) Fix it with revised techniques and forms of analysis.
(b) Work on it with new techniques and forms of analysis.
(c) Work on it with new techniques and forms of paradigms.
(d) Work on it with old techniques and forms of analysis.
3. What did the dissenter believe should happen to Aysehaia?
(a) It should be retained in a known class.
(b) It should not exist.
(c) It should spread to the lower classes.
(d) It should jump two classes.
4. How many acts does the Burgess Drama have?
5. What type of relationship does Gould say Oxford advisers have with their students?
(a) A strong relationship.
(b) A premature relationship.
(c) Little to no relationship.
(d) A mature relationship.
6. What does the 'grab bag' provided by the Burgess Shale consist of?
(a) Corpuscles and carapaces.
(b) Appendages and anatomical forms.
(c) Cartilage and fossils.
(d) Appendages and tissues.
7. What did Whittington's revisions of the new paradigm become?
(a) A religious paradigm.
(b) A cultural paradigm.
(c) A research paradigm.
(d) A statistical paradigm.
8. What is the classification of animal species specifically warned to not be made on alone?
(a) The basis of similarities and differences.
(b) Appearance, function and historical context.
(c) Time and timing of the discovery.
(d) Five or more paleontologists.
9. What adjective describes how Whittington first felt when working on Naraoia?
10. What happened after Whittington published his monograph on Naraoia?
(a) He is promoted to Chief Curator of the Smithsonian.
(b) He becomes famous.
(c) He begins work on Aysheaia.
(d) He takes a break.
11. Who dissented with Whittington about Aysehaia?
(b) Mary Whittington.
(d) Des Collins.
12. What example helped round out the Burgess revision?
13. What does the second stage of contingency describe?
(a) The origins of life.
(b) The developmental path of eukaryotic organisms.
(c) How mammals survived.
(d) The progression of prokaryotes.
14. What is the second subtitle for the Act 5 chapter?
(a) Doomsday (There Are No Final Answers).
(b) Doomsday (There Are No Final Statements).
(c) Doomsday (There Are Final Answers).
(d) Wednesday (There Are No Final Answers).
15. Where did Collins find another dig site?
(a) In Alaska.
(b) On the other side of the mountains.
(c) Five miles north of the original quarry.
(d) Five miles south of the original quarry.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did Gould come to understand the Burgess Shale?
2. What did Act 3 explain?
3. What did Morris publish while still in graduate school?
4. What kind of similarities and differences must scientists attend to?
5. Which old category did the team focus on to classify Opabinia?
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