Fossils
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  • Question 1
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    Q. People who study fossils are called ____.
    answer choices
    meterologists
    fossilologists
    paleontologists
    fossil hunters
  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q. In order for a fossil to form, which of the following events must happen FIRST?
    answer choices
    Slowly, minerals in the water replace the bone.
    Sediment covers the bone.
    An animal dies.
    The bone is no longer a bone, but a rock copy.
  • Question 3
    60 seconds
    Q. _____ is any living thing, plant or animal, even you!
    answer choices
    A paleontologist
    An organism
    A fossil
    A rock
  • Question 4
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    Q. What happens when a group of animals become extinct?
    answer choices
    All of its members have died.
    Only a few of its members are still living.
    The animals can no longer lay eggs.
    All of its members move to another place.
  • Question 5
    60 seconds
    Q. If scientists found this fossil, what could they infer?
    answer choices
    what fish are like today
    that this fish lacked oxygen
    what kind of animal ate this fish
    that water once covered the area
  • Question 6
    60 seconds
    Q.

    What does petrified mean?

    answer choices

    turned to stone

    turned to fire

    decompose

    turned to ashes

  • Question 7
    60 seconds
    Q.

    What happens to insects when they become trapped in amber?

    answer choices

    they form molds

    they are preserved (they stay the same)

    they decay

    they form casts

  • Question 8
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Which statement BEST describes how the fossil bones of a dinosaur are formed?

    answer choices

    The dinosaur stepped in wet mud.

    The dinosaur was covered in sediment.

    The dinosaur became trapped in amber.

    The dinosaur was frozen in ice.

  • Question 9
    60 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following is NOT an example of a fossil?

    answer choices

    an insect stuck in amber

    a petrified dinosaur bone

    a seashell found on the beach

    a footprint captured in mud

  • Question 10
    60 seconds
    Q.

    A paleontologist finds a fossil of a fish on top of a mountain. She can infer that the area was once ___________________________.

    answer choices

    much cooler

    underwater

    much warmer

    a desert

  • Question 11
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    Q.

    Long ago, small organisms became trapped in sticky tree sap that hardened. What is the hardened sap called?

    answer choices

    a cast

    an imprint

    a mold

    amber

  • Question 12
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    Q.

    The preserved remains of a plant or animal that lived long ago are called ____________.

    answer choices

    soil

    fossils

    rocks

    humus

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