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  • Question 1
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    The preserved remains or evidence of ancient living things...

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    clay

    fossils

    igneous rocks

    silt

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    The idea that conditions on Earth change in quick, violent events...

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    catastrophism

    uniformitarianism

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    The idea that geologic processes occurring today have occurred in the past...

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    catastrophism

    uniformitarianism

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    How do fossils form?

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    An organisms is rapidly buried. The sediments and minerals replace the tissues.

    An organism is buried slowly. Only bones can become fossils

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    Which is a mold?

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    the impression left by an organism

    a copy of the organism, like a statue

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    Which is a cast?

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    the impression in a rock left by the organism

    a copy of the organisms made of sediment

  • Question 7
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    Coal is the carbon left over from plants in between rock layers. Is coal technically a fossil?

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    yes

    no

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    Who studies ancient environments?

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    biologists

    specialologists

    paleontologists

    scientologists

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    What can we learn about by looking at fossils? (Choose 2)

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    They're really cool.

    They are evidence of ancient environments.

    They can show how sea level rise could happen.

    We can't learn anything by studying fossils.

  • Question 10
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    A scientist finds footprints in a fossilized stream bed. This is a ________.

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    carbon film

    mineral replacement

    cast fossil

    trace fossil

  • Question 11
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    Fossils could provide evidence for....

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    relationships between past organisms and current organisms

    past organisms only

    current organisms only

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