Listen to part of a lecture in a paleontology class.
- What does the professor mainly discuss?
- A. How the parenting behavior of Oviraptors may have differed from that of other dinosaurs.
- B. Evidence that parenting behavior in birds may have originated with dinosaurs.
- C. Physical traits shared by dinosaurs, crocodiles, and birds.
- D. The changing attitudes of the public toward dinosaurs.
- What is the professor’s attitude toward the name “Oviraptor”?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. It accurately represents the behavior of the dinosaur.
- B. It resulted from an incorrect translation of the original Latin term.
- C. It was based on a misunderstanding of the fossil evidence.
- D. It influenced popular attitudes toward dinosaurs.
- According to the professor, what behavior is very rare among reptiles?
- A. Parenting of the young by males.
- B. Laying eggs in a nest.
- C. Returning to the same nest site year after year.
- D. Stealing eggs from the nests of other reptiles.
- What does the professor imply about crocodiles?
- A. They provide fewer clues about dinosaur nesting behavior than birds do.
- B. They share many behavioral characteristic with birds like the ostrich and kiwi.
- C. They have larger clutch volumes than most dinosaurs had.
- D. The female and the male work together to guard their nest.
- What is the function of the spongy tissue in the bones of a female bird?
- A. In makes the bird more comfortable while sitting on her eggs for long periods of time.
- B. In enables female birds to lay more eggs.
- C. It strengthens the bird’s bones just before she lays her eggs.
- D. It serves as a source of calcium for eggshells.
- What did researchers conclude after analyzing fossilized dinosaur bones found near nests?
- A. Many dinosaurs died before they became adults.
- B. Male dinosaurs produced a spongy layer of bone.
- C. Male dinosaurs probably took care of the eggs.
- D. Female dinosaurs seldom went far from their nests.
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