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Historical Geology Questions - All Grades

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Grade 4 Historical Geology
A footprint is what type of fossil?
  1. Marking
  2. Imprint
  3. Trail
  4. Rock
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Where are most fossils found?
  1. soil
  2. lava
  3. igneous rock
  4. sedimentary rock
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Grade 5 Historical Geology
What are fossils?
  1. preserved remains or traces of living things
  2. animals that recently died
  3. animals that died 400 years ago
  4. one celled animals
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Fossils are usually found in
  1. igneous rock.
  2. sedimentary rock.
  3. metamorphic rock.
  4. molten rock.
Grade 4 Historical Geology
Fossils can be
  1. shells.
  2. bones.
  3. footprints.
  4. all of the above.
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Where did dinosaurs live?
  1. Africa
  2. Asia
  3. North America
  4. All the continents
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 3 Historical Geology
Grade 4 Historical Geology
Grade 9 Historical Geology
How is an index fossil used?
  1. To determine the exact age of a fossil.
  2. To compare the relative ages of fossils.
  3. To alphabetize fossils.
  4. None of the above
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Which of the following does not describe 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
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Geological time periods are divided by
  1. the appearance and disappearance of life forms.
  2. an equal number of years.
  3. the amount of sediment.
  4. solar changes.
Grade 7 Historical Geology
The calendar of Earth's history is sometimes referred to as the
  1. Geologic Time Scale.
  2. Fossil Scale of Age.
  3. Aged Geology Scale.
  4. Periodic Calendar of Time.
Grade 2 Historical Geology
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