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Stearns & Hoekstra: Evolution 2e

Chapter 16

Instructions

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Question 01

Which sequence is ordered from oldest to youngest?

Question 02

Which sequence is ordered from earliest origin to latest origin?

Question 03

Which series of origins is in correct sequence first to last?

Question 04

Which of the following statements is correct?

Question 05

Which of the following statements is correct?

Question 06

Which of the following features of the Earth is not important to life as we know it?

Question 07

Which of the following does not happen when increased heat flow from the Earth's interior causes more rapid sea-floor spreading at the Mid-Ocean Ridge?

Question 08

The geographical distribution of which of the following lineages suggests the prior existence of the southern continent Gondwana?

Question 09

Which of the following is not a consequence of continental glaciation?

Question 10

How many mass extinctions have occurred in the history of life?

Question 11

What was the probable cause of the Permian mass extinction?

Question 12

Evidence that a meteorite impact contributed to the end-Cretaceous extinction does not include which of the following statements?

Question 13

If a large meteorite impacted the Earth in the middle of the North Pacific, the maximum expected height of the resulting tsunami as experienced halfway around the world in Madagascar would be:

Question 14

What are two of the major contributions bacteria have made to the planet on a geological scale?

Question 15

99.9% of the carbon on the planet is now to be found in:

Question 16

The history of the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide in the Phanerozoic suggests that:

Question 17

After the Permian and Cretaceous mass extinctions, it took how long for the biodiversity of the planet to recover to pre-extinction levels?

Question 18

What mechanism causes giant floods from lakes formed by glacial dams?