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Question 1: The vast majority of bird species are ________, usually for one breeding season at a time, sometimes for years, but rarely for life.
MonogamyMarriagePolygamyPolyamory

Question 2: Basal divergences of modern birds based on the ________.
Late Quaternary prehistoric birdsSibley-Ahlquist taxonomy of birdsPasserineStork

Question 3: [2] This disagreement is in part caused by a divergence in the evidence, with molecular dating suggesting a Cretaceous radiation and ________ evidence supporting a Tertiary radiation.
PaleontologyGeologic time scaleFossilGeology

Question 4: A radically different classification based on molecular data has been developed (the so-called Sibley-Monroe classification or ________).
Late Quaternary prehistoric birdsSibley-Ahlquist taxonomy of birdsBirdPasserine

Question 5: The ________ gives a more detailed summary of these, including families.
Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy of birdsPasserineList of birdsList of fossil birds

Question 6: Modern birds are divided into two superorders; the Palaeognathae (tinamous and flightless ratites like ostriches), and the wildly diverse ________, containing all other birds.
IchthyornisArchaeopteryxEnantiornithesNeognathae

Question 7: Falconiformes, falcons, ________, hawks and allies
Golden EagleAquila (genus)Bald EagleEagle

Question 8:

Question 9: [2] With increasingly good evidence, it has become possible to test some major proposals of the Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy, with favorable results (see for example ________, Gruiformes or Caprimulgiformes).
BirdPasserineGalliformesCharadriiformes

Question 10: Modern birds are characterised by ________, a beak with no teeth (ancient birds had teeth), the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a lightweight but strong skeleton.
ArchaeopteryxAlulaFlight featherFeather







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