CH 16 HW - TAKE HOME QUIZ 7 ON CHAPTER 16(40 Points EVIDENCE OF EVOLUTION 7 Plate tectonic theory is based on Multiple-Choice Questions(0.5 points

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TAKE HOME QUIZ # 7. ON CHAPTER 16 (40 Points) EVIDENCE OF EVOLUTION Multiple-Choice Questions (0.5 points each) 1. The fossil record is incomplete because a. very few organisms were preserved as fossils. b. organisms tend to decay before becoming a fossil. c. animals with hard parts are preserved more easily. d. geologic processes may destroy fossils. e. all of these 2. Fossils would include a. skeletons. b. shells. c. seeds. d. tracks. e. all of these 3. Which of the following habitats is most likely to be rich in fossils? a. eroding hillsides b. deserts c. polar ice caps d. bed of a former shallow sea e. rocky plateau 4. The geologic time scale is subdivided on the basis of a. the appearance of different radioactive isotopes in different strata. b. levels of background extinction. c. periods of mass extinction. d. the appearance of different radioactive isotopes in different strata and levels of background extinction. e. the appearance of different radioactive isotopes in different strata, levels of background extinction, and periods of mass extinction. 5. Macroevolution involves all EXCEPT which one of the following? a. the development of higher taxa b. periods of massive extinction at the end of geologic periods c. the concept of punctuated equilibrium d. gradual differentiation that leads to speciation e. large changes 6. The large, ancient land mass that contained all the continents was called a. Laurasia. b. Pangea. c. Glossopteris. d. Atlantis. e. all of these 7. Plate tectonic theory is based on a. a thermal convection model, in which cool material in the Earth’s mantle rises and spreads laterally beneath the crustal plates. b. the idea that the Earth’s crust is fragmented into rigid crusts that are sinking slowly beneath crustal plates. c. rock stratification. d. Earth’s crustal movements. e. the ideas of catastrophism. 8.
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CH 16 HW - TAKE HOME QUIZ 7 ON CHAPTER 16(40 Points EVIDENCE OF EVOLUTION 7 Plate tectonic theory is based on Multiple-Choice Questions(0.5 points

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