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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Act 4 do?
(a) Speed things up.
(b) Slow things down.
(c) Keep things conservative.
(d) Skip to the fifth act.

2. What adjectives describe Morris?
(a) Young, radical, antisocial.
(b) Radical, immature.
(c) Antisocial, benevolent, gracious.
(d) Gracious, young, compassionate.

3. What adjectives describe Whittington?
(a) Mild, warm, liberal.
(b) Thankful, gracious, kind.
(c) Quiet, mousy, whimsical.
(d) Kind, conservative, mild-mannered.

4. What stage of contingency does the book focus on most?
(a) The first stage.
(b) The fifth stage.
(c) The sixth stage.
(d) The fourth stage.

5. What adjective describes how Whittington first felt when working on Naraoia?
(a) Excited.
(b) Worried.
(c) Frustrated.
(d) Anxious.

6. 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 paradigms.
(c) Work on it with new techniques and forms of analysis.
(d) Work on it with old techniques and forms of analysis.

7. What did Gould note about the Burgess work at this time, in Act 5?
(a) Whittington and Simon have begun to work on other topics.
(b) Briggs has left the Burgess team.
(c) Whittington, Briggs and Simon have begun to work on other topics.
(d) Whittington has left the work to Simon and Briggs.

8. How did Naraoia help the Burgess Drama?
(a) By helping complete it.
(b) By helping destroy it.
(c) By helping save it.
(d) By helping summon it.

9. What must evolutionary biologists specify concerning similarities and differences?
(a) Invertebrate types.
(b) Types and sub-types.
(c) Vertebrate types.
(d) Six types.

10. What kind of category was it?
(a) The classifying category.
(b) The satisfactory category.
(c) The memorable category.
(d) The catch-all category.

11. What was once often a focus of the fauna?
(a) Amarella.
(b) Yohoia.
(c) Marella.
(d) Sidneyia.

12. What is the classification of animal species specifically warned to not be made on alone?
(a) The basis of similarities and differences.
(b) Time and timing of the discovery.
(c) Five or more paleontologists.
(d) Appearance, function and historical context.

13. What kind of interpretation did Morris want of the Burgess Shale fossils?
(a) Lenient.
(b) Grand.
(c) Radical.
(d) Morose.

14. What does Gould say represents the Burgess message?
(a) Naraoia.
(b) Opabinia.
(c) Yohoia.
(d) Scthyoria.

15. What did the dissenter believe should happen to Aysehaia?
(a) It should be retained in a known class.
(b) It should spread to the lower classes.
(c) It should not exist.
(d) It should jump two classes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of similarities and differences must scientists attend to?

2. What did Anomalocaris appear to represent?

3. What did Whittington restrain Morris from doing?

4. What did Whittington's revisions of the new paradigm become?

5. According to Dolf Seilacher, what did early eukaryotes exhibit?

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