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Grade 7 Historical Geology
Radiometric dating is used to determine
  1. the relative age of a fossil
  2. the amount of radio waves in a fossil
  3. the absolute age of a fossil
  4. none of the above
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Wegener's theory was based on evidence from
  1. satellites
  2. fossils
  3. rock formations
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 7 Historical Geology
Geologic Time is all of the time that has passed since the formation of
  1. the Grand Canyon.
  2. the Rocky Mountains.
  3. the Milky Way Galaxy.
  4. the Earth.
Grade 7 Historical Geology
The era from which only small, simple marine organisms have been found is the
  1. Cenozoic Era
  2. Paleozoic Era
  3. Precambrian Era
  4. Mesozoic Era
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Which of the following is most likely to form a fossil?
  1. bird
  2. worm
  3. tree leaf
  4. none of the above
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Grade 7 Historical Geology
fossils have been preserved in
  1. amber
  2. tar
  3. ice
  4. all of these
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Grade 7 Historical Geology
What is the best definition of a fossil?
  1. any trace of an ancient plant
  2. any trace of an ancient animal
  3. any trace of an ancient human
  4. any trace of an ancient organism
Grade 7 Historical Geology
What does finding an oyster fossil in rock layers high on a mountain tell you?
  1. Someone has deliberately transported the material to this site.
  2. The rock layers represent what was once a temperate forest.
  3. The area was once covered by a warm sea.
  4. Oysters live in a mountainous habitat.
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Fossils can be dated by:
  1. comparing their positions in rock layers
  2. measuring radioactive elements
  3. knowing the age of the rock layer they are in
  4. all of the responses are correct
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Insect wings can be fossilized most likely by:
  1. carbon imprints
  2. casts
  3. dissolved minerals
  4. molds
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