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Which of the following forms when a fossil mold is filled?
a) petrified fossil b) fossil cast c) tar pit d) carbon film
For fossils to form, the remains must be covered quickly by ____________.
a) sediment b) water c) scavengers d) coprolites
___________ is a cavity in rock made when an organism decayed.
a) cast b) unconformities c) mold d) cast
An important index fossil for the Paleozoic Era are
a) fish b) trilobites c) sponge d) plants
Which of the following animal parts would be most likely to form a fossil?
a) bones b) blood c) skin d) fur
When minerals take the place of once-living materials, _________ fossils are formed.
a) mold b) physical c) petrified d) amber
Fossils are usually found in
a) sedimentary rock b) metamorphic rock c) lava d) igneous rock
By studying fossils of an animal's ___________, scientists can find out what the animal might have eaten.
a) droppings b) tracks c) bones d) burrow
________ are carbonized impressions of leaves, stems, flowers, and fish that are usually found in solft clay or mud.
a) imprints b) trace fossils c) molds d) coprolites
Which of the following is an example of a trace fossil?
a) skeleton b) footprint c) trilobite d) leaf
________ are remains of species that existed on Earth for a relatively short periods of time, were abundant, and were widespread geographically.
a) unconformities b) half-lives c) index fossils d) casts
A fossilized dinosaur footprint is an example of
a) a cast b) a trace fossil c) a mold d) index fossil
A tree buried in a mineral hot spring would probably form a _____________.
a) petrified fossil b) time scale c) mold fossil d) trace fossil
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