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Which of the following is not contained in phylum Chordata?

  1. Cephalochordata
  2. Echinodermata
  3. Urochordata
  4. Vertebrata

Which group of invertebrates is most closely related to vertebrates?

  1. cephalochordates
  2. echinoderms
  3. arthropods
  4. urochordates

Members of Chondrichthyes differ from members of Osteichthyes by having a ________.

  1. jaw
  2. bony skeleton
  3. cartilaginous skeleton
  4. two sets of paired fins

Members of Chondrichthyes are thought to be descended from fishes that had ________.

  1. a cartilaginous skeleton
  2. a bony skeleton
  3. mucus glands
  4. slime glands

Which of the following is not true of Acanthostega?

  1. It was aquatic.
  2. It had gills.
  3. It had four limbs.
  4. It laid shelled eggs.

Frogs belong to which order?

  1. Anura
  2. Urodela
  3. Caudata
  4. Apoda

During the Mesozoic period, diapsids diverged into_______.

  1. pterosaurs and dinosaurs
  2. mammals and reptiles
  3. lepidosaurs and archosaurs
  4. Testudines and Sphenodontia

Squamata includes_______.

  1. crocodiles and alligators
  2. turtles
  3. tuataras
  4. lizards and snakes

A bird or feathered dinosaur is ________.

  1. Neornithes
  2. Archaeopteryx
  3. Enantiornithes
  4. Paleognathae

Which of the following feather types helps to reduce drag produced by wind resistance during flight?

  1. flight feathers
  2. primary feathers
  3. secondary feathers
  4. contour feathers

Eccrine glands produce ________.

  1. sweat
  2. lipids
  3. scents
  4. milk

Monotremes include:

  1. kangaroos
  2. koalas
  3. bandicoots
  4. platypuses

Which of the following is not an anthropoid?

  1. lemurs
  2. monkeys
  3. apes
  4. humans

Which of the following is part of a clade believed to have died out, leaving no descendants?

  1. Paranthropus robustus
  2. Australopithecus africanus
  3. Homo erectus
  4. Homo sapiens sapiens
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