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Question 1: The subsequent uplift of mountains in the western ________ region and a global fall in sea levels combined to cause a temporary drying up of the Mediterranean Sea (known as the Messinian salinity crisis) near the end of the Miocene.
Pacific OceanAtlantic OceanMediterranean SeaIndian Ocean

Question 2: Approximately 100 species of ________ lived during this time.

Question 3: Uplift of East Africa in the Late Miocene was partly responsible for the shrinking of tropical rain forests in that region, and ________ got drier as it entered a zone of low rainfall in the Late Miocene.
AustraliaBarbadosCanadaUnited Kingdom

Question 4: ________ continued to drift toward their present positions.
AsiaEuropeContinentNorth America

Question 5: The Miocene follows the ________ Epoch and is followed by the Pliocene Epoch.
Geologic time scaleOligoceneEocenePaleocene

Question 6: Mountain building took place in Western North America, ________, and east Asia.
EuropeEastern EuropeBalkansWestern Europe

Question 7: The Miocene was named by ________.
Roderick MurchisonThomas Henry HuxleyWilliam BucklandCharles Lyell

Question 8: The Tethys Seaway continued to shrink and then disappeared as ________ collided with Eurasia in the Turkish-Arabian region between 19 and 12 Ma.
African UnionAfricaSub-Saharan AfricaScramble for Africa

Question 9: The earth went from the Oligocene epoch through the Miocene and into the Pliocene as it cooled into a series of ________.
Quaternary glaciationLast glacial periodIce ageLittle Ice Age

Question 10: In ________, a system similar to the North American one is used; its periods are correspondingly called SALMAs (South American Land Mammal Ages):[2]
Latin AmericaAmericasAmericas (terminology)South America

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