Want to see correct answers?
Login or join for free!
  Earth Science Worksheets
Looking for Earth Science worksheets?
Check out our pre-made Earth Science worksheets!
Share/Like This Page
Filter By Grade

You are browsing Grade 5 questions. View questions in All Grades.

Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 College

Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Historical Geology Questions

You can create printable tests and worksheets from these Grade 5 Historical Geology questions! Select one or more questions using the checkboxes above each question. Then click the add selected questions to a test button before moving to another page.

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 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 5 Historical Geology
A petrified fossil is                                                  .
  1. when minerals replace all or part of an organism.
  2. solid copy of the shape of an organism.
  3. an extremely thin coating of carbon on rock.
  4. a carbon film.
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 5 Historical Geology
Which of the following is NOT likely to be a fossil?
  1. a footprint
  2. a piece of bone
  3. a piece of cement
  4. a tooth
Grade 5 Historical Geology
Dinosaurs disappeared from Earth. What do evidences tell us about what caused it to happen?
  1. asteroid
  2. flood
  3. volcanoes
  4. sand storm
Grade 5 Historical Geology
How does bacteria play a part in fossil formation?
  1. Breaks down sediments slowly
  2. Creates mold for the fossil
  3. Helps create new types of bacteria
  4. Breaks down soft parts of the dead organism
Grade 5 Historical Geology
Fossils of sea organisms that no longer exist are sometimes found in high mountain areas. How do scientists explain these discoveries?
  1. A new climate caused an ocean to disappear.
  2. The mountains were lifted from low, ocean areas.
  3. The fossils were carried there by flowing rivers.
  4. The samples were left behind from volcanic eruptions.
Grade 5 Historical Geology
Earth's history is measured in long stretches of time called eras.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Historical Geology
The main difference between lizards and dinosaurs is their stance. Lizards have legs that go out to the sides of their bodies and dinosaurs had legs that went underneath their bodies.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Historical Geology
Fossils are quite rare.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Historical Geology
A mold is
You need to have at least 5 reputation to vote a question down. Learn How To Earn Badges.