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Historical Geology Questions - All Grades

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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
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 2 Historical Geology
Grade 9 Historical Geology
The Permian Period is in what Era?
  1. Precambrian
  2. Paleozoic
  3. Mesozoic
  4. Cenozoic
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 9 Historical Geology
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
Grade 11 Historical Geology
In which epoch did marsupial mammals appear?
  1. Paleocene
  2. Eocene
  3. Miocene
  4. Holocene
Grade 11 Historical Geology
Grade 11 Historical Geology
Grade 11 Historical Geology
What is the nickname that the Devonian Period has been given?
  1. Age of Amphibians
  2. Age of Fish
  3. Age of Reptiles
  4. Age of Birds
Grade 4 Historical Geology
A footprint is what type of fossil?
  1. Marking
  2. Imprint
  3. Trail
  4. Rock
Grade 9 Historical Geology
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 6 Historical Geology
Dinosaurs died out at the end of which period?
  1. Jurassic
  2. Triassic
  3. Cretaceous
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Choose the letter of EACH sentence that is TRUE about relative dating.
  1. It allows paleontologists to estimate a fossil's age in years
  2. It determines the age of a fossil by comparing its placement with that of fossils in other layers of rock
  3. It provides no information about absolute age
  4. It uses index fossils
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
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