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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 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 3 Historical Geology
Where are most fossils found?
  1. soil
  2. lava
  3. igneous rock
  4. sedimentary rock
Grade 4 Historical Geology
A footprint is what type of fossil?
  1. Marking
  2. Imprint
  3. Trail
  4. Rock
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Fossils are usually found in
  1. igneous rock.
  2. sedimentary rock.
  3. metamorphic rock.
  4. molten rock.
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Grade 7 Historical Geology
The calendar of Earth's history is sometimes referred to as what?
  1. Geologic Time Scale
  2. Fossil Scale of Age
  3. Aged Geology Scale
  4. Periodic Calendar of Time
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 4 Historical Geology
Fossils can be
  1. shells.
  2. bones.
  3. footprints.
  4. all of the above.
Grade 4 Historical Geology
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Where did dinosaurs live?
  1. Africa
  2. Asia
  3. North America
  4. All the continents
Grade 6 Historical Geology
What is the approximate 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 3 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
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