Fossils and Geologic Time
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  • Question 1
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    Q. A scientist who studies fossils is called a what?
    answer choices
    Fossilologist
    Rock Hound
    Archeologist
    Paleontologist
  • Question 2
    20 seconds
    Q. What type of rock do fossils form in?
    answer choices
    Igneous
    Sedimentary
    Metamorphic
    Classic
  • Question 3
    20 seconds
    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
    20 seconds
    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 5
    20 seconds
    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 6
    20 seconds
    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 7
    20 seconds
    Q. Relative dating of rock layers tells us that the deeper we dig, _______.
    answer choices
    the younger the rocks get
    the smellier the rocks get
    the harder the rocks get
    the older the rocks get
  • Question 8
    20 seconds
    Q. Which fossil is an impression left by the original organism?
    answer choices
    cast
    mold
    trace
    preserved remains
  • Question 9
    20 seconds
    Q. Which fossil is a replica of the original shape of the organism?
    answer choices
    cast
    mold
    trace
    preserved remains
  • Question 10
    20 seconds
    Q. A bug stuck in amber is an example of what type of fossil?
    answer choices
    cast
    mold
    trace
    preserved remains
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. How do most fossils form?
    answer choices
    A living thing dies and is buried under sediment
    The sediment is compressed and compacted 
    They are formed in sedimentary rock
    All of these answers
  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a fossil that is useful for dating and correlating the strata in which it is found?
    answer choices
    a petrified fossil
    a trace fossil
    a cast fossil
    an index fossil
  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a trail, track or burrow left behind by an animal that later fossilized?
    answer choices
    A trace fossil
    A carbon film
    A petrified fossil
    An extrusion
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. What is a rock mass formed by molten rock being forced into an earlier formation of rock layers?
    answer choices
    Extrusion
    Intrusion
    Fault
    Supposition
  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q. What is relative age?
    answer choices
    The geologic age of a fossil, rock or geologic feature defined relative to other fossils, rocks or features
    The geologic age of a fossil based on when the relatives of that fossil died
    The geologic age of a fossil, or geologic event expressed in units of time
    How old your mom is
  • Question 16
    300 seconds
    Q. According to the law of superposition, which layer is the youngest?
    answer choices
    A
    B
    C
  • Question 17
    300 seconds
    Q. Describe absolute age.
    answer choices
    number of years that have passed since the rock formed. It provides the rock with a specific age.
    Sedimentary Age
    Relative Age
     An Intrusion
  • Question 18
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    Q. The disappearance of a species.
    answer choices
    Evolution
    Extinction
    Migration
    Mutation
  • Question 19
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    Q.
    answer choices
    1
    2
    3
    5
  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q. Looking at the diagram, which layer is the oldest?
    answer choices
    dolomite
    limestone
    basalt
    beach sand
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