Question 1: Describe why there are such massive petroleum deposits in the Persian Gulf region.
Question 2: The effect of the meteorite impact at the end of the Cretaceous is thought to have been ______.
Question 3: A significant change in land-plant communities occurred in the Cretaceous with the evolution of what?
Question 4: Briefly state whether ectotherms or endotherms require more food and why.
Question 5: Describe global climate on Pangaea during the Late Paleozoic and Early Mesozoic. How did the breakup of the supercontinent affect global climate?
Question 6: How distinct were Mesozoic mammals from their reptile neighbors?
Question 7: In what ways did the breakup of Pangaea affect geologic and biologic events on Earth?
Question 8: What features do ammonites have that make them excellent guide fossils for the Mesozoic?
Question 9: What was the ancestor of both the saurischian and ornithischian dinosaurs, and what were these creatures like?
Question 10: What was the effect of the global rise in sea level during the Cretaceous?
Question 11: At their greatest extent during the Pleistocene, glaciers covered about ________ as much of Earth's surface as they do now.
Question 12: Briefly describe the multi-regional view of human evolution
Question 13: Briefly state the arguments against the human cause for the extinction of large mammals at the end of the Pleistocene.
Question 14: Name, from oldest to youngest, the three groupings into which the Cenozoic is divided.
Question 15: What is the distinction between browsers and grazers?
Question 16: Briefly describe the "out of Africa" view of human evolution.
Question 17: Briefly state the arguments against the climate change hypothesis for the Pleistocene extinction.
Question 18: During the last two million years, there have been at least ________ warm-cold cycles.
Question 19: During the Pleistocene of North America, there were at least __________ glacial stages. These stages, in order from oldest to youngest, are the __________, __________, __________, and __________.
Question 20: How did the Cenozoic tectonic conditions of eastern and western North America differ?
Question 21: How were Neanderthals different from modern humans?
Question 22: Group of hoofed mammals which are even-toed are the __________, while those which have an odd number of toes are the __________. (P.636)
Question 23: The sea level (decreased/increased) ________ (amount) _______ during the maximum glacial coverage of the Pleistocene.?
Question 24: What is the prehistoric overkill hypothesis, and what evidence supports overkill as the reason for the Pleistocene extinctions?
Question 25: Since the appearance of Cro-Magnon, what has been the major area of human evolution?