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Question 1: During this interval the ________ occurred.
AnimalPaleontologyHalkieriaCambrian explosion

Question 2: The Madagascar block, and a narrow remnant microcontinent presently occupied by the Seychelles Islands, were broken off India; elements of this breakup nearly coincide with the ________.
Geologic time scaleK–T boundaryCretaceous–Tertiary extinction eventDinosaur

Question 3: For example, the Proteaceae, a family of plants that is known only from southern South America, South Africa, and ________ are considered to have a "Gondwanan distribution".
CanadaAustraliaUnited KingdomBarbados

Question 4: Several orogenies led to its final amalgamation 550–500 million years ago at the end of the Ediacaran, and into the ________.
Cambrian explosionDevonianCambrianGeologic time scale

Question 5: The continent of Gondwana was named by Austrian scientist, Eduard Suess, after the Gondwana region of central northern ________ (from Sanskrit gondavana "forest of Gond"), from which the Gondwana sedimentary sequences (Permian-Triassic) are also described.
Research and Analysis WingIndiaLok SabhaIndia and the Non-Aligned Movement

Question 6: But when Drake Passage opened, there was now no barrier to force the cold waters of the ________ north, to be exchanged with warmer tropical water.
Pacific OceanIndian OceanSouthern OceanAtlantic Ocean

Question 7: The CongoTanzania________ Block of central Africa.
Lake BangweuluZambiaNorthern Province, ZambiaLuapula River

Question 8: The ________ and East African Rift are modern examples of the continuing dismemberment of Gondwana.
Indian OceanMediterranean SeaRed SeaArctic Ocean

Question 9: The final stages of Gondwana assembly overlapped with the opening of the ________ between Laurentia and western Gondwana.
AvaloniaGeologic time scaleIapetus OceanCaledonian orogeny

Question 10: About 45 million years ago, the Indian Plate collided with Asia, buckling the crust and forming the ________.
Deccan PlateauHindu KushWestern GhatsHimalayas


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