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Grade 7 Historical Geology
Earth is about                 years old.
  1. 4.5 billion
  2. 4.5 million
  3. 4.6 billion
  4. 3.5 billion
  5. 3.5 million
Grade 7 Historical Geology
The calendar of Earth's history is sometimes referred to as
  1. Geologic Time Scale
  2. Fossil Scale of Age
  3. Aged Geology Scale
  4. Periodic Calendar of Time
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Which of the following is an example of a trace fossil?
  1. mammoth tusk
  2. dinosaur footprint
  3. petrified tree log
  4. fly trapped in amber
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Earth formed at the beginning of which era?
  1. Paleozoic Era
  2. Precambrian Era
  3. Cenozoic Era
  4. Mesozoic Era
Grade 7 Historical Geology
What are the major subdivisions of geologic time, in order from longest to shortest time?
  1. Eons, eras, periods, epochs
  2. Epochs, eons, eras, periods
  3. Eras, eons, epochs, periods
  4. Periods, eras, eons, epochs
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Which lived on Earth first?
  1. Dinosaurs
  2. Humans
  3. Trilobites
  4. Reptiles
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Which is evidence that the continents were once part of a single landmass?
  1. fossils
  2. coal found in cold climates
  3. similar rock formations on facing edges of continents
  4. all of these
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Pangaea began to break up into continents during the
  1. Tertiary Period.
  2. Precambrian Era.
  3. Mesozoic Era.
  4. Cenozoic Era.
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Based on evidence, about how old is Earth?
  1. 3.5 billion years
  2. 4.5 billion years
  3. 3.5 million years
  4. 4.5 million years
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Radiometric dating is used to determine
  1. the relative age of a fossil
  2. the amount of radio waves in a fossil
  3. the absolute age of a fossil
  4. none of the above
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Which of the following methods is not a means of producing a fossil?
  1. lying on the topsoil under the hot Sun
  2. petrification
  3. mummification
  4. being trapped in freezing snow and ice
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Wegener's theory was based on evidence from
  1. satellites
  2. fossils
  3. rock formations
Grade 7 Historical Geology
Index fossils help to match
  1. plants to the animal life that ate them.
  2. sedimentary rocks with igneous rocks formed at the same time.
  3. rock layers from different areas.
  4. alphabetically arranged resources.
Grade 7 Historical Geology
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