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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Historical Geology Questions

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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 6 Historical Geology
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Which is an example of a body fossil?
  1. toothmarks
  2. dinosaur bone
  3. petrified wood
  4. footprint impression
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Grade 6 Historical Geology
What is the age of the Earth?
  1. 3.2 billion years old
  2. 7.5 billion years old
  3. 4.5 billion years old
  4. 5.6 billion years old
Grade 6 Historical Geology
What is Pangaea?
  1. a German scientist
  2. the super continent that existed million of years ago
  3. continental drift
  4. an ancient fossil
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Grade 6 Historical Geology
The long span of time that begins geologic time is called                 .
  1. Mesozoic Period
  2. Cenozoic Period
  3. Paleozoic Period
  4. Precambrian Time
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Name the three sources of evidence that Wegener used to support his theory of continental drift.
  1. core, mantle, crust
  2. sun, heat, water
  3. mantle, water, animals
  4. landforms, fossils, climate
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Grade 6 Historical Geology
What is a fossil?
  1. a layer of earth
  2. a chain of mountains
  3. preserved organism
  4. a type of heat transfer
Grade 6 Historical Geology
What is Paleontology?
  1. the study of dead animals
  2. the study of dealing with the life and past of geological periods
  3. the study of dinosaurs
  4. the study of volcanoes
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Which describes the conditions of the earth when much of the Earth's water was frozen in glaciers?
  1. The oceans were large and the land area was small.
  2. There was more land area and oceans were smaller.
  3. The land area and the ocean area were about the same.
  4. There was no land area, only ocean area.
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