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Unformatted text preview: Pay attention to principles, rather than minor details. Think about what may be the most important message behind each lecture question. Sample questions: 1. Which of the following is NOT a living fossil? a) rattlesnake b) coelacanth c) horseshoe crab d) nautilus 2. How many living species have been formally (i.e. scientifically) described? a) ~150,000 b) ~30 million c) ~1.5 million d) ~5 million 3. Which of the following is the age of reptiles? a) Paleogene b) Mesozoic c) Paleozoic d) Neogene 4. The most parsimonious tree is the a) correct tree b) tree with most branches c) tree with no roots d) tree with the least steps or evolutionary events 5. A bush in phylogenetic jargon is a) an area where two branches intersect b) an plant c) a polytomy d) a node Answers: 1. A, 2. C, 3. B, 4. D, 5. C...
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- Spring '09