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The type of rock where fossils are most likely to be found.
a) igneous b) metamorphic c) hard d) sedimentary
Which of the following lists shows the correct order of first appearances in the fossil record?
a) fish,land plants, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, flowering plants b) fish, land plants, flowering plants, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals c) fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, land plants, flowering plants d) fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, land plants, flowering plants
What is the correct order of the 3 most recent eras of time starting with the oldest.
a) Cambrian, Mesozoic, Phanerozoic b) Mesozoic, Hadean, Archaean c) Cenozoic, Mesozoic, Paleozoic d) Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic
According to scientific evidence, how old is the Earth?
a) 543,000,000 years b) 4,500,000,000 years c) 6.4 billion years d) 2,000 years
In which era of time do we live?
a) Phanerozoic b) Quaternary c) Cenozoic d) Mesozoic
According to scientific evidence, how long ago did life first appear on Earth?
a) 4.5 billion years ago b) 543,000,000 years ago c) 65,000,000 years ago d) 3,800 million years ago
How many organisms from the past have gone extinct?
a) less than 10 percent b) between 30 to 50 percent c) between 60 to 80 percent d) more than 90%
If you found an index fossil in a layer of rock in Montana and a similar fossil in a layer of rock in England, you would know that:
a) the fossils and rock layers are the same age b) the fossils from Montana are older c) the fossils from England are older d) the answer is not given
What signals the end of one Period and the beginning of another.
a) radiometric dating and the Law of Superposition b) major changes in life c) absolute dating d) the Geologic Time Scale
The uplift of mountains in Glacier National Park started 170 mya and ended about 60 mya. How long did this uplift take?
a) 79 my b) 209 my c) 144 my d) 89 my
What evidence is used to understand that early ancestors of whales walked on land?
a) all mammals walk on land b) the presence of blubber c) the change in the shape of their limbs d) the presence of hair
What is the definition of a fossil?
a) bones or teeth from a really old animal b) old stuff buried in dirt c) something very old d) trace or remains of ancient organisms
What is the definition of inference?
a) educated guess based on data b) implication based on the weather report c) logical conclusion based on observations d) age of sedimentary rock
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