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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Historical Geology Questions

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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
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
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 8 Historical Geology
Which area of science studies the earth's history and structure?
  1. Astronomy
  2. Oceanography
  3. Meteorology
  4. Geology
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Which area of Earth Science is the study of ancient organisms?
  1. astronomy
  2. meteorology
  3. paleontology
  4. oceanography
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Which of the following is not true for the second mass extinction?
  1. half of all animal and plant life died
  2. dinosaurs became extinct
  3. the primordial ooze occurred
  4. the sun was blocked and much plant life died, resulting in many animals dying
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