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Quaternary: Quiz


Question 1: The Quaternary covers the time span of glaciations classified as the Pleistocene, and includes the present interglacial period, the ________.
Late PleistoceneHolocene10th millennium BCGeologic time scale

Question 2: This idea was initially disputed by another Swiss scientist, ________, but when he undertook to disprove it, he ended up affirming his colleague's hypothesis.
Charles DarwinLouis AgassizWilliam BucklandGeology

Question 3: Others, including horses, camels and cheetahs became extinct in ________.
AmericasNorth AmericaSouth AmericaAmericas (terminology)

Question 4: The ________ was one of periodic glaciations with continental glaciers moving as far from the poles as 40 degrees latitude.
MeteorologyRainPrecipitation (meteorology)Climate

Question 5: Many forms such as saber-toothed cats, mammoths, mastodons, glyptodonts, etc., became ________ worldwide.
Conservation biologyExtinctionEvolutionHolocene extinction

Question 6: The Quaternary subdivisions were defined based on biostratigraphy instead of ________.
PaleoclimatologyEarthNatureGeologic time scale

Question 7: In particular, the ________ of Milutin Milankovitch are based on the premise that variations in incoming solar radiation are a fundamental factor controlling Earth's climate.
Solar variationGeologic time scaleMilankovitch cyclesClimate change

Question 8: The Quaternary Period is the most recent of the three periods of the Cenozoic Era in the ________ of the ICS.
Gregorian calendarJulian calendarCalendarGeologic time scale

Question 9: The Quaternary includes two geologic epochs: the Pleistocene and the ________ Epochs.
Late Pleistocene10th millennium BCGeologic time scaleHolocene

Question 10: It was introduced by Jules Desnoyers in 1829 for sediments of ________'s Seine Basin that seemed clearly to be younger than Tertiary Period rocks.
ItalyUnited KingdomFranceCanada


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