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The Origin & History of Life On Earth: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Miller and Urey used all of the following substances to simulate Earth's early atmosphere EXCEPT _____.

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Question 2 2. What method is used to determine the specific age of a rock or fossil?

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Question 3 3. Small, non-living droplets that can regulate their internal environments are best known as _____

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Question 4 4. The Hadean, Archean, and Proterozoic eons are grouped together as the:

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Question 5 5. The time period in Earth's history that saw the greatest increase in both the number and diversity of species is the:

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Question 6 6. What is the purpose of the device shown?

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Question 7 7. What type of event separates the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras from one another in the Phanerozoic eon?

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Question 8 8. Which term best describes change over time?

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Question 9 9. Which answer choice correctly orders the three major eons of Earth's history, from the oldest to the most recent?

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Question 10 10. How old do most scientists think Earth is?

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Question 11 11. On the Galapagos Islands, there are several species that are similar and resemble a common ancestor. Each island has a slightly different ecosystem. Which of the following best explains how these different species came to be?

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Question 12 12. What scientist is credited with the idea that early life on Earth formed through a series of reactions that made simple compounds gradually more complex?

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Question 13 13. Which of the following theories best explains the mass extinction of the dinosaurs?

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Question 14 14. Scientists have found fossils that show a sudden appearance of a new organism after a period of no change. Which form of evolutionary change best explains this?

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Question 15 15. The idea that the earth is constantly changing and, therefore, life on earth is continually evolving is:

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The Origin & History of Life On Earth: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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