WONDER #2936: What Was the Permian Extinction?

Question 1 of 3

Based on information from the Wonder, what is an example of mass extinction?

  1. The dodo bird going extinct
  2. Dinosaurs going extinct
  3. The Permian extinction
  4. Both B and C

Question 2 of 3

What is the most likely cause of the Permian extinction?

  1. An asteroid
  2. Formation of the supercontinent Pangaea
  3. Changing temperature of ocean waters
  4. Many years of volcanic eruptions

Question 3 of 3

How do we know that the Permian extinction made it possible for dinosaurs to exist?

  1. When environmental conditions changed, reptiles found it easier to survive.
  2. Synapsids killed off the dinosaurs.
  3. An asteroid hit the earth.
  4. Acid rain killed off many plant species.

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