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Historical Geology Questions - All Grades

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Grade 6 Historical Geology
What is Pangaea?
  1. the name of a German scientist
  2. the name of the supercontinent that existed million of years ago
  3. another name for continental drift
  4. the name of an ancient fossil
Grade 4 Historical Geology
A footprint is what type of fossil?
  1. Marking
  2. Imprint
  3. Trail
  4. Rock
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Index fossils help to match
  1. plants to the animal life that ate them.
  2. sedimentary rocks with igneous rocks formed at the same time.
  3. rock layers from different areas.
  4. alphabetically arranged resources.
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Which is not part of the fossil record?
  1. fossil bones
  2. preserved remains
  3. living unicellular organisms
  4. imprints
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Whether a fossil formed before or after another fossil is described by its
  1. relative age
  2. absolute age
  3. fossil record
  4. radioactive age
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Scientists determine the absolute age of fossils 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
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Which is a possible explanation for mass extinctions?
  1. Earth had no water
  2. A meteorite collided with Earth
  3. The continents separated
  4. Woolly mammoths left no offspring
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Grade 2 Historical Geology
Why don't most plants and animals become fossils when they die?
  1. They are eaten.
  2. They rot.
  3. They swim away.
  4. They freeze.
Grade 9 Historical Geology
The law that states that a rock layer is older than the one above it is called:
  1. Relative dating
  2. Uniformitarianism
  3. Superposition
  4. Cross-cutting relationships
Grade 8 Historical Geology
The image shown could best be used for which purpose?
Geologic Cross Section 2
  1. relative dating
  2. absolute dating
  3. radiometric dating
  4. paleomagnetic dating
Grade 6 Historical Geology
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