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Which type of fossil is formed when mud fills a mud and turns into rock?
a) a mold b) a carbon film c) a cast d) a coprolite
In general, what parts of organisms become fossils?
a) hard parts, such as wood, bones, shells, and teeth. b) All parts are usually likely to be fossilized. c) soft parts, such as skin and organs d) only very hard wood
What usually happens to dead plants?
a) They are eaten by other animals or decomposed by bacteria. b) Tey become fossils. c) They just sit where they are. d) Nothing happens to them.
Fossils provide clues to
a) past geologic events, climates, and evolution of living things over time b) past weather, cloud cover, and changes in seasons c) recent activity in human history d) the earliest development of the solar system
For what geological information are fossils an important source?
a) finding the relative and absolute ages of rock b) learning whether rock is sedimentary, igneous, or metamorphic c) seeing the erosion patterns on ancient rocks d) learning whether rocks have intrusions or faults
What are igneous or highly metamorphosed rock?
a) rock in which fossils are rare b) the type of rock in which almost all fossils are discovered c) the study of fossils d) the remains or traces of animals or plants that lived in a previous geologic time
What is sedementary rock?
a) the type of rock in which almost all fossils are discovered b) the remains or traces of animals or plants that lived in a previous geologic time c) the study of fossils d) rock in which fossils are rare
Waht is paleontology?
a) the study of fossils b) rock in which fossils are rare c) the type of rock in which almost all fossils are discovered d) the remains or traces of animals or plants that lived in a previous geologic time
What are fossils?
a) the remains or traces of animals or plants that lived in a previous geologic time b) the type of rock in which almost all fossils are discovered c) the study of fossils d) rock in which fossils are rare
Which type of fossil gives scientists clues about what ancient animals ate?
a) a copolite b) a cast c) a mold d) a carbon film
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