Geologic Time
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  • Question 1
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    Q. The Geologic Time Scale is a record of what?
    answer choices
    old geologists
    sweet geology music
    the known history of rocks and fossils
    a list of every living thing ever
  • Question 2
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    Q. Which of the following statements about the fossil record is true?
    answer choices
    all organisms become fossils
    organisms having soft body parts make up most of the fossils
    all organisms that have shells become fossils
    the fossil record is incomplete
  • Question 3
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    Q. The Law of Superposition helps scientists to determine what?
    answer choices
    The absolute age of rock layers
    The age of fossils
    The relative age of rock layers
    the super powers of rocks
  • Question 4
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    Q. A scientist who studies fossils is called a what?
    answer choices
    Fossilologist
    Rock Hound
    Archeologist
    Paleontologist
  • Question 5
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    Q. How old do Paleontologists believe the Earth is?
    answer choices
    2015 years old
    3.6 billion years old
    4.6 billion years old
    4.6 million years old
  • Question 6
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    Q. A bug stuck in amber is an example of what type of fossil?
    answer choices
    cast
    mold
    trace
    preserved remains
  • Question 7
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    Q. What type of rock do fossils form in?
    answer choices
    Igneous
    Sedimentary
    Metamorphic
    Classic
  • Question 8
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    Q. According to the law of superposition, which layer is the youngest?
    answer choices
    A
    B
    C
  • Question 9
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    Q. Why is the fossil record incomplete?
    answer choices
    fossils get eroded away over time
    most organisms never became fossils
    scavengers and decomposers eat them too quickly
    all of the above
  • Question 10
    300 seconds
    Q. Paleozoic, Mesozoic & Cenozoic are all
    answer choices
    Epochs
    Eras
    Periods
    Eons
  • Question 11
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    Q. Which is the most recent era of time- the one that we are currently in?
    answer choices
    Mesozoic 
    Paleozoic 
    Cenozoic 
    Precambrian 
  • Question 12
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    Q. Scientists chose where units of geologic time began and ended based on major changes in life forms at certain times.
    answer choices
    true
    false
  • Question 13
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    Q. The dinosaurs and reptiles were dominant in which Era?
    answer choices
    Precambrian
    Mesozoic
    Paleozoic
    Cenozoic
  • Question 14
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    Q. Known as the age of the mammals?
    answer choices
    Mesozoic Era
    Holocene Epoch
    Cenozoic Era
    Cambrian
  • Question 15
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    Q. The disappearance of a species.
    answer choices
    Evolution
    Extinction
    Migration
    Mutation
  • Question 16
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    Q. This provides information about the history of life on earth and how organisms lived and evolved over time.
    answer choices
    fossil data
    fossil evidence
    fossil  record
    remains of fossil
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