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Origin of birds: Quiz


Question 1: A turning point came in the early twentieth century with the writings of Gerhard Heilmann of ________.

Question 2: [72] Further research has found medullary bone in the theropod ________ and ornithopod Tenontosaurus.

Question 3: [101] " anlayses of the proportions of the toe bones of the most primitive birds Archaeopteryx and ________, compared to those of living species, suggest that the early species may have lived both on the ground and in trees.

Question 4: Scientific investigation into the origin of birds began shortly after the 1859 publication of ________'s Origin of Species, the ground-breaking book which described his theory of evolution by natural selection.
Charles DarwinCharles Darwin's religious viewsCharles Darwin's educationReaction to Darwin's theory

Question 5: [5] In 1860, a fossilized feather was discovered in ________'s Late Jurassic solnhofen limestone.

Question 6: Large meat-eating dinosaurs had a complex system of air sacs similar to those found in modern birds, according to an investigation which was led by Patrick O'Connor of ________.
Ohio BobcatsOhio UniversityMiami UniversityKent State University

Question 7: To date, most researchers support the view that birds are a group of theropod ________ that evolved during the Mesozoic Era.

Question 8: Starting in 1868, Huxley made detailed comparisons of Archaeopteryx with various prehistoric reptiles and found that it was most similar to dinosaurs like Hypsilophodon and ________.

Question 9: ________ are very common in coelurosaurian dinosaurs (including the early tyrannosauroid Dilong).
BirdFeatherArchaeopteryxFlight feather

Question 10: Since the 1990s, a number of additional ________ have been found, providing even stronger evidence of the close relationship between dinosaurs and modern birds.
Feathered dinosaursCoelurosauriaArchaeopteryxManiraptora


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