TPO56L2 Archaeopteryx (Zoology)



1. What does the professor mainly discuss?

A. Conditions that led to the extinction of the archaeopteryx

B. The adaptation of the archaeopteryx to its environment

C. Research on the archaeopteryx as an example of the typical dinosaur

D. The importance of the archaeopteryx in the study of the evolution of birds


2. According to the professor, why was the first archaeopteryx fossil of unusually high quality?

A. The fossil was not exposed to harsh weather conditions that could have damaged it.

B. Archaeopteryx bones preserve more successfully than the bones of other birds

C. The stone in which the fossil was found was composed of very fine particles

D. The archaeopteryx was fossilized more recently than other ancient birds found in fossils.


3. Why does the professor mention the Mona Lisa?

A. To argue that examining fossils is a process that requires great attention to detail

B. To point out that the archaeopteryx fossils can be interpreted in different ways

C. To demonstrate that no one fully understands the process of bird fossilization

D. To persuade the class that the archaeopteryx was a particularly beautiful bird


4. What point does the professor make about the tail of the archaeopteryx?

A. It was the only part of the archaeopteryx not preserved in fossils.

B. It is the reason that the archaeopteryx is classified as a bird

C. It was very different from the tails of modern birds

D. It is the reason ornithologists believe the archaeopteryx could fly


5. What is the professor’s attitude toward the recent research on fossils discovered in China?

A. She is inclined to believe the results of the research

B. She has not yet formed any opinion about the study because it is incomplete.

C. She is upset that the study’s conclusions contradicted her own opinions.

D. She doubts that the study will help answer questions about the archaeopteryx


6. Why does the professor say this

A. To indicate that she disagrees with other researchers

B. To acknowledge that her explanation may have been unclear

C. To warn the student about a common misunderstanding

D. To suggest that the student should listen more carefully


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