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Which type of rock contains most fossils?
a) Metamorphic
b) Igneous
c) Sedimentary
d) Intrusive

Which type of organism will most likely form a fossil?
a) One with soft, small body parts.
b) One with hard body parts.
c) Leafy plants.
d) Insects.

If an organism dies in _______________ there is a better chance that a fossil will be formed.
a) a desert
b) a place with a lot of earthquakes
c) a swamp
d) a volcanic eruption

Which of the following is an abiotic factor that can affect an organism after death?
a) Decomposers
b) Scavengers
c) Bacteria
d) Temperature

A scientist that uses fossils to study life in the past is called a ____________.
a) Meso-biologist
b) Botanist
c) Paleontologist
d) Astronomer

Which of the following events may lead to fossils being formed?
a) Mudslide
b) Volcanic eruption
c) Earthquake
d) Hurricane

What could happen to a fossil after it is formed that would destroy the fossil?
a) Scientists discover the fossil.
b) Wind and rain expose the fossil.
c) The fossil is buried under layers of rock.
d) Magma pushes up and causes sedimentary rock to change to metamorphic rock.

Why would scientist want to study coprolite?
a) They can tell how long the animals lived.
b) They can tell how the animals reproduced.
c) They can tell what the animals ate.
d) They can tell what killed the animal.

Which scenario would most likely lead to the formation of a dinosaur.
a) An animal is caught in a mudslide in an area with no volcanic activity or earthquakes.
b) A volcano erupts and an animal is killed by the lava.
c) An animal dies in the desert and scavengers feed on the body.
d) An animal dies in a forest and the body rots over a long period of time.

How are preserved remains different from fossils?
a) Fossils are the actual parts of an organism, preserved remains have turned to rock.
b) Fossils are from living things, preserved remains are from non-living things.
c) Fossils are remains that have turned to rock, preserved remains are the actual organism.
d) One is a plant, the other is an animal.

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