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Grade 6 Historical Geology
When minerals replace parts of an organism, which is formed?
  1. Petrified fossil
  2. Fossil
  3. Cast fossil
  4. Mold fossil
Grade 6 Historical Geology
What is the approximate age of 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 6 Historical Geology
What is a fossil?
  1. a layer of Earth
  2. a chain of mountains
  3. preserved organism
  4. a type of heat transfer
Grade 6 Historical Geology
What was Pangaea?
  1. the name of a German scientist
  2. the name of the supercontinent that existed millions of years ago
  3. another name for continental drift
  4. the name of an ancient fossil
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Dinosaurs went extinct about
  1. 65 million years ago.
  2. 25 billion years ago.
  3. 5 years ago.
  4. 300 thousand years ago.
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Which is an example of a body fossil?
  1. toothmarks
  2. dinosaur bone
  3. petrified wood
  4. footprint impression
Grade 6 Historical Geology
What was Pangaea?
  1. a German scientist
  2. the supercontinent that existed million of years ago
  3. continental drift
  4. an ancient fossil
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Grade 6 Historical Geology
The long span of time that begins geologic time is called                 .
  1. Mesozoic Period
  2. Cenozoic Period
  3. Paleozoic Period
  4. Precambrian Time
Grade 6 Historical Geology
Dinosaurs died out at the end of which period?
  1. Jurassic
  2. Triassic
  3. Cretaceous
Grade 6 Historical Geology
What do fossils of tropical plants and animals found in polar regions tell scientists?
  1. the temperature of earlier geologic eras
  2. the relative length of growing seasons
  3. behavioral adaptations
  4. the amount of carbon dioxide in the air in prehistoric times
Grade 6 Historical Geology
What is paleontology?
  1. the study of dead animals
  2. the study of dealing with the life and past of geological periods
  3. the study of dinosaurs
  4. the study of volcanoes
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