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Which step caused an aerobic atmosphere during the history of Earth?
a) Origin of cell membranes
b) An energetic atmosphere
c) Origin of anaerobic prokaryotes
d) Origin of photosynthetic prokaryotes

An example of simple multi-cellularity is found in
a) plants
b) reptiles
c) sponges
d) amphibians

Which geological period do the angiosperms become more common?
a) Triassic
b) Permian
c) Jurassic
d) Cretaceous

Which geological era is known as the age of the reptiles?
a) Cenozoic
b) Mesozoic
c) Paleozoic
d) Precambrian

What is one event that marks the end of the Mesozoic era?
a) Origin of birds
b) Origin of mammals
c) Extinction of dinosaurs
d) Extinction of angiosperms

What is an adaptive radiation?
a) A kind of mutation caused by radiation
b) A cluster of similar adaptations in a species
c) A rapid increase in the number of related species
d) An organism that is capable of producing radiation

What can Darwin's original view of evolutionary change be characterized as?
a) gradualism
b) coevolution
c) covergent evolution
d) punctuated equilibrium

Which of the following is the correct order of the classification levels?
a) domain, kingdom, phylum, class, family,order, genus, species
b) domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
c) domain, kingdom, class, phylum, order, family, genus, species
d) domain, kingdom, phylum, order, class, species, genus

What is a trait that is ancestral to all chordates?
a) a jaw bone
b) a notochord
c) an amniotic egg
d) a vertebral column

The three domains of life are
a) Plants, Fungi, and Animals
b) Bacteria, Plants, and Animals
c) Archaea, Bacteria, and Animals
d) Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya

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