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The _____________________ is the era of current time
a) Cenozoic b) Paleozoic c) Mesozoic d)
The break up of the supercontinent ___________ occured during the Mesozoic era
a) Pangea b) Gondwanda c) Laurasia d)
Many ancient fossils from the Precambiran era are preserved in a hard, dense chemical sedimentary rock called
a) chert b) dirt c) stromatolites d)
_________________ were the dominant plants of the Mesozoic era
a) gymnosperms b) angiosperms c) cyanobacteria d) fungus
During the Cenozoic era __________ replaced the gymnosperms as the dominant land plants
a) angiosperms b) cyanobacteria c) CAM plants d)
List the three types of geological unconformities
a) angular unconformity, disconformities, non conformities b) baggy pants, tousled hair, rap music c) baggy pants worn below the waist, display of colorful underwear, a non Bishop sweatshirt d)
What conditions are important in determining whether an organism will be preserved as a fossil
a) rapid burial and hard parts b) exposure to the environment and lack of teeth c) d)
Which is a NOT a characteristic of an index fossil
a) must have teeth b) life form must be abundant c) life form must be limited to a short span of geological time d) life form must be wide spread geographically
What are the three eras of the Phanerozoic era?
a) Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic b) Philly, Phanatic, Phantastic c) Pre Cambrian, Cambrian. post Cambrian d)
Which is NOT an advantage of hard parts, such as shells, for animals that possess them?
a) a mortgage free life b) provide a more controlled internal environment c) permit animal to burrow underground d) protection
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