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Middle Pleistocene: Quiz


Question 1: During Lower and Middle Pleistocene the ________-Ionian margin was characterized by high sedimentation rates, in response to intense differential tectonic subsidence and massive sedimentary yield.
Adriatic SeaAegean SeaAtlantic OceanMediterranean Sea

Question 2: Although experts are not yet in agreement on how to subdivide the stages of The Pleistocene Epoch, there is an international consensus on one subdivision of The ________ Epoch called the Ionian Stage.
Little Ice AgePleistoceneLast glacial periodGlacial period

Question 3: The top of the Ionian stage coincides with the base of the Upper Pleistocene, which in turn spans from the beginning of the last interglacial (Marine isotopic stage 5) to the base of the ________ (~10.5 ka).
10th millennium BCHoloceneGeologic time scaleQuaternary

Question 4: Specifically, candidate sections are the “Montalbano Jonico” Section (Bradanic Trough, ________ Region) and the “Valle di Manche Nord” Section (San Mauro Marchesato, Crotone Basin, Calabria Region).


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