Levin, Chapter 10

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  1. Match each modern continent or region with the continent it was part of (entirely or mostly) in the early Paleozoic Era.
    Modern landmass Early Paleozoic landmass
    Africa
    Antarctica
    Australia
    Eastern Russia
    Florida
    India
    New England
    North America
    Northern Europe
    South America
    Southeast Asia
    Southern Russia
    Baltica
    China
    Eurasia
    Gondwanaland
    Kazakhstania
    Laurentia
    Siberia

  2. What marks the base of the Cambrian System?
    The first archaeocyathid fossil
    The first Ediacaran fossil
    The first Tommotian fossil
    The first trace fossil
    The first trilobite fossil

  3. At what latitude was Laurentia located during the early Paleozoic Era?
    45 North
    45 South
    Equator
    North Pole
    South Pole

  4. What were the sea level conditions in Laurentia during the Cambrian Period?
    Many ups and downs
    Marine regression
    Marine transgression
    Static high sea level
    Static low sea level

  5. Which state had a high arch with little sediment deposition during the Cambrian?
    Georgia
    Iowa
    Montana
    Oregon
    Utah

  6. Which state has the thickest Cambrian sediments?
    Arizona
    California
    Colorado
    Missouri
    South Dakota

  7. Which major North American sedimentary sequence is Cambrian in age?
    Absaroka
    Kaskaskia
    Sauk
    Tippecanoe
    Zuni

  8. Which major North American sedimentary sequence is Silurian in age?
    Absaroka
    Kaskaskia
    Sauk
    Tippecanoe
    Zuni

  9. During which geologic period did the Taconic Orogeny take place?
    Cambrian
    Carboniferous
    Devonian
    Ordovician
    Silurian

  10. Which landmass collided with Laurentia in the Taconic Orogeny?
    An island arc
    Baltica
    China
    Gondwanaland
    Siberia

  11. Which state has the thickest and coarsest sediments of Ordovician age?
    Georgia
    Minnesota
    New York
    Texas
    Washington

  12. Which state has Cambrian rocks containing the trilobite Paradoxides which otherwise is found only in rocks of Europe?
    Alaska
    California
    Florida
    Massachusetts
    South Dakota

  13. What is the last period of the Paleozoic Era?
    Cambrian
    Carboniferous
    Devonian
    Permian
    Silurian

  14. What is the proper order of the periods of the Mesozoic Era?
    Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic
    Cretaceous, Triassic, Jurassic
    Jurassic, Cretaceous, Triassic
    Jurassic, Triassic, Cretaceous
    Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous

  15. Which Epochs belong to the Quaternary Period?
    Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene
    Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, Holocene
    Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene
    Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene
    Pleistocene and Holocene

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