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During which era did the supercontinent Pangaea began to break up?
a) Mesozoic b) Paleozoic c) Precambrian d) Cenozoic
The current geologic period is called the ____.
a) Quaternary b) Tertiary c) Mesozoic d) Silurian
What event may have triggered the great Paleozoic (Permain) extinction?
a) climatic change b) changes in Earth's orbit c) meteorite strike d) heightened solar activity
What happened to all the continents by the end of the Permain Period?
a) They fused into Pangaea. b) They formed Gondwana. c) They split in half. d) They moved toward the poles.
Mammals became dominant only after ____.
a) dinosaurs became extinct b) the Cenozoic Era ended c) continental glaciers retreated d) inland seas dried up
One group of reptiles, characterized by the fossil Archaeopteryx, led to the evolution of ____
a) birds b) dinosaurs c) cephalopods d) mammals
In the early Paleozoic, life was only found in/on the ____.
a) seas b) islands c) air d) islands
Why did amphibians diversify so rapidly during the late Paleozoic?
a) They had little competition from other land dwellers. b) They were excellent hunters. c) They adapted to the cold climate. d) They could breathe underwater.
Which period is known as the “age of fishes”?
a) Devonian b) Jurassic c) Permian d) Mississippian
Which of the following was NOT one of the changes in development and specialization that primitive mammals underwent?
a) increase in stomach capacity b) specialization of teeth c) increase in brain capacity d) increase in size
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