For those of you who did Fossils, how hard was the test?
I'm in Division B and did fossils. However, I don't know how accurate my recollection of the event is since I got 37th place... (I did all studying by myself using online resources; no present
The test seemed to be a good amount of difficulty. However, it was the time that definitely got me...
Some of the difficult questions pertained to:
Identifying 10 dinosaurs... in 2 minutes.
Mosasauridae - had to know some of the ecology and information of this group.
Fenestrae, branching, and massive - I have no clue
why I didn't even study this.
A station asking which sample was a worm burrow. (None of them looked like a worm burrow!)
Questions similar to: Are all these organisms in phylum Bryozoa? -- difficult because there would on occasion be only one organism closely related but not in Bryozoa.
Questions asking you to describe trilobite eye structure of samples (schizochroal, etc.)
That seemed to be the gist of the test. Other standard classification questions, ecology, etc. A great level of difficulty! I think it's really going to help me prepare for next year.