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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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