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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » August 27th, 2010, 3:19 pm

So would I, but that's a bit excessive.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby IdahoSciGuy » August 28th, 2010, 10:08 am

Well thats the point though. Its supposed to test your knowledge, yes. However, one of the other things the test does is pick out those that can prioritize. Each question at the station had a number of points next to it. The key to doing well on it would be to do all the questions that were 1 or 2 points. doing all those would superceed the points given for doing all the hard questions.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » August 31st, 2010, 7:23 pm

the list will be coming out soon! anyone else excited?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby soobsession » September 1st, 2010, 1:49 pm


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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » September 1st, 2010, 1:54 pm

Look at how un-different it is! Same with the birds list- do they edit them anymore?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » September 1st, 2010, 2:03 pm

the only change is amber/copal.
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Postby paleonaps » September 1st, 2010, 2:05 pm

Yeah, they didn't even remove Deinonychus.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » September 1st, 2010, 2:05 pm

darn. deinonychus and velociraptor are so dang indistinguishable...besides the claws. and age.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby soobsession » September 1st, 2010, 2:06 pm

Yeah... I have to admit the lack of change in the birds list was rather a disappointment.

Umm... I just checked, aside from minor punctuation, spacing, hyphens, and underline changes... they switched the order of Nummulites and Fusulinids, didn't separate the cephalopods into nautiloids, ammonoids, and belemnoids, but rather just put them in parenthesis underneath the word "cephalopods". Changed Stelleroids to Asteroids (like in '09), removed the description "Ray and lobe-finned" from "Bony fish" (like in '09). Changed Synapsids to Theraspids (a order of synapsids, right?) and the ordering of plants list looks like it was in '09, but the specimen aren't any different.

The only really major change is what's in bold: "Copal" underneath "Other"

EDIT: quizbowl got it before me.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » September 1st, 2010, 2:10 pm

quizbowl13 wrote:darn. deinonychus and velociraptor are so dang indistinguishable...besides the claws. and age.

Not really, the skulls are quite different. Deinonychus is much larger than the other.
Also, did anyone else hear about this?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » September 1st, 2010, 2:14 pm

yea sorry, the skulls are pretty good too. but im still pigeon about it. at regionals they gave us a real arm, but nothing was attached. it was either the velociraptor or deinonychus. i guessed deinonychus and apparently it wasnt it. and i got 2nd....
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » September 1st, 2010, 2:17 pm

How long was it?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby lllazar » September 1st, 2010, 2:40 pm

Our regional test is BS. First off, the questions are sooo general - like "what is an index fossil." And did i mention its one page front and back, multiple choice, sit down. I finished that by myself in about 2 minutes....and i was pigeon cause i had studied A LOT.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby paleonaps » September 1st, 2010, 2:43 pm

I'm sorry to hear that.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby quizbowl » September 1st, 2010, 2:46 pm

it was relatively long for dino fossils. about a foot.
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