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Historical Geology Questions - All Grades

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Grade 5 Historical Geology
How does bacteria play a part in fossil formation?
  1. Breaks down sediments slowly
  2. Creates mold for the fossil
  3. Helps create new types of bacteria
  4. Breaks down soft parts of the dead organism
Grade 5 Historical Geology
A fossil is
  1. the imprint or remains of something that lived long ago
  2. sedimentary rock formed from layers of sand and mud
  3. the soft part of the animal from long ago
Grade 5 Historical Geology
Which of the following is NOT likely to be a fossil?
  1. a footprint
  2. a piece of bone
  3. a piece of cement
  4. a tooth
Grade 5 Historical Geology
While digging on dry land, a student found a fossil mold of a fish. Which is the best conclusion the student can draw from this?
  1. Fish lived on land long ago.
  2. The fish was a plant eater.
  3. Water once covered the dry land.
  4. Someone must have placed the fossil in the ground.
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Grade 2 Historical Geology
Grade 4 Historical Geology
All fossils were                .
  1. plants
  2. bones
  3. animals
  4. organisms
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Scientists determine the absolute age of a fossil by
  1. identifying the kind rock they are found in
  2. studying where it is found
  3. measuring its size and shape
  4. measuring its radioactivity
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Which is the preserved evidence of ACTIVITY of an organism?
  1. cast and molds
  2. mineralization
  3. carbonization
  4. trace fossils
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Which is one thing scientists learn from fossils?
  1. how rocks form
  2. what sediments are
  3. what animals are like today
  4. about once-living things that no longer exist
Grade 2 Historical Geology
What are fossils?
  1. places where plant and animals lived many years ago
  2. plants and animals that no longer live on Earth
  3. prints or remains of plants and animals that lived long ago
  4. scientists who study about plants and animals that lived long ago
Grade 4 Historical Geology
A footprint is what type of fossil?
  1. Marking
  2. Imprint
  3. Trail
  4. Rock
Grade 8 Historical Geology
What is the type of fossil that leaves a carbon skeleton?
  1. Cast and molds
  2. Mineralization
  3. Carbonization
  4. Trace Fossils
Grade 4 Historical Geology
Emily finds a fossil in a rock. Which of these would the fossil help her determine?
  1. age of the rock
  2. color of the rock
  3. texture of the rock
  4. grain size of the rock
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Dinosaurs went extinct
  1. 65 million years ago
  2. 25 billion years ago
  3. 5 years ago
  4. 300 thousands years ago
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