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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. What did Morris publish while still in graduate school?
(a) 4 papers.
(b) 5 papers on new phyla.
(c) 7 articles.
(d) 6 monographs.
2. What did Act 3 explain?
(a) Opabinia is not an arthropod.
(b) Idotixis is an arthropod.
(c) Idotixis is not an arthropod.
(d) Opabinia is an arthropod.
3. Which class did Whittington's dissenter say Aysehaia should be in?
4. 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.
5. What do we not know about mass extinction?
(a) Why mass extinction worked as it did.
(b) Why mass extinction no longer exists.
(c) Why mass extinction will never happen again.
(d) Why mass extinction is so predictable.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is the Burgess Shale such an amazing find?
2. How many general Burgess revisions did we acquire?
3. What happened after Whittington published his monograph on Naraoia?
4. What type of example is Aysehaia?
5. What did Bruton and Whittington do in 1983 in a monograph?
Short Essay Questions
1. What two major discoveries did Derek Briggs make?
2. What did Sanctacaris look like?
3. What does Gould note about the Burgess work and the Whittington, Briggs and Simon team?
4. What other monographs were published in 1981 concerning the Burgess Shale and by who?
5. What new species does the fourth act concentrate on?
6. What does Morris find that is so shocking?
7. Describe Wiwaxia.
8. What did Leanchoilica look like?
9. What did Collins do when faced with the prevention of Des Collins excavation of Walcott's quarry?
10. How does the book describe Derek Briggs and Simon Conway Morris as students of Oxford?
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