Levin, Chapter 11

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  1. What was the single supercontinent of the Paleozoic/Mesozoic boundary called?
    Gondwanaland
    Laurasia
    Pangea
    Panthalassa
    Rodinia

  2. What was the great southern supercontinent of the Paleozoic called?
    Gondwanaland
    Laurasia
    Laurentia
    Pangea
    Panthalassa

  3. What was the current North American continent called before it sutured with other continents in the late Paleozoic?
    Gondwanaland
    Laurasia
    Laurentia
    Pangea
    Panthalassa

  4. What large continent comprised North America and Eurasia before they separated for the last time?
    Gondwanaland
    Laurasia
    Laurentia
    Pangea
    Panthalassa

  5. Which continent sutured to Laurentia in the Acadian Orogeny?
    An island arc
    Baltica
    Gondwanaland
    India
    Siberia

  6. Which continent sutured to Laurentia in the Allegheny (Appalachian) Orogeny?
    An island arc
    Baltica
    Gondwanaland
    India
    Siberia

  7. Which states are the Oquirrh and Paradox basins located in?
    Alabama/Mississippi
    California/Oregon
    Colorado/Utah
    Idaho/Montana
    Texas/Oklahoma

  8. What is the age of the thick sediments of the Oquirrh and Paradox basins?
    Cambrian
    Devonian
    Mississippian
    Pennsylvanian
    Silurian

  9. What was the source of the sediments in the Oquirrh and Paradox basins?
    Ancestral Rockies
    Antler Mountains
    Appalachian Mountains
    Caledonian Mountains
    Ural Mountains

  10. Match each orogeny with the geologic period in which it occurred.
    Orogeny Geologic Period
    Acadian Orogeny
    Allegheny Orogeny
    Nevadan Orogeny
    Sonoma Orogeny
    Taconic Orogeny
    Cambrian Period
    Devonian Period
    Mississippian Period
    Ordovician Period
    Pennsylvanian Period
    Permian Period
    Silurian Period
    Triassic Period

  11. Which periods of the Paleozoic have evidence of extensive glaciation?
    Devonian and Permian
    Ordovician and Devonian
    Ordovician and Pennsylvanian
    Silurian and Mississippian
    Silurian and Pennsylvanian

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

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

  14. During which of the following geologic periods was sea level particularly low and the continents particularly dry?
    Cambrian
    Devonian
    Mississippian
    Ordovician
    Silurian

  15. Which period of the Paleozoic Era is famous for its extensive coal deposits?
    Devonian
    Mississippian
    Pennsylvanian
    Permian
    Triassic

  16. Which geologic period is famous for its extensive evaporite deposits?
    Devonian
    Mississippian
    Pennsylvanian
    Permian
    Triassic

  17. Which geologic period is famous for its extensive limestone deposits containing caves?
    Devonian
    Mississippian
    Pennsylvanian
    Permian
    Triassic

  18. Which geologic period contains alternating marine and terrestrial sediments called cyclothems?
    Devonian
    Mississippian
    Pennsylvanian
    Permian
    Triassic

  19. What is thought to have caused the cyclic sea level changes that produced the cyclothems?
    Glaciation
    Rifting
    Solar flux
    Subduction
    Tsunamis

  20. Where can Paleozoic rocks be found exposed in South Dakota?
    Badlands
    Black Hills (central)
    Black Hills (periphery)
    East River
    Nearly every part of the state

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