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How old is Earth?
a) Approximately 4.6 billion years old
b) Approximately 4.6 million years old
c) Approximately 2.6 billion years old
d) As old as Ms. Hayes

Gradual change in living things over long periods of time
a) Fossil
b) Extinction
c) Evolution
d) Fossil Record

Scientists who study fossils
a) Fossilologist
b) Meteorologist
c) Dinsaurologist
d) Paleontologist

Preserved remains or traces of a once living organism
a) Uniformitarianism
b) Fossil
c) Mummified
d) Extrusive

No longer exists and will never again live on Earth
a) Evolution
b) Uniformitarianism
c) Extinct
d) Hibernating

All of the information that paleontologist have gathered about past life
a) Uniformitarianism
b) Evolution
c) Fossil Record
d) Scientific Diary

Geological process that happened in the past are explained by current geological processes
a) Formation
b) Uniformitarianism
c) Geography
d) Paleontologist

Which rocks are fossils generally found in
a) Igneous
b) Metamorphic
c) Intrusive
d) Sedimentary

Fossils of warm climate plants have been found in Antarctica. What conclusion can be made based on this evidence.
a) Glaciers insulated the plants
b) Antarctica used to have a warmer climate
c) Warm climate plants used to grow in cold climates
d) Global warming

A fossilized structure that formed in sedimentary rock by animal activity (tracks, burrows, animal dung)
a) Trace Fossil
b) Animal Fossil
c) Preserved
d) Petrified

Rocks are broken down into small pieces
a) Weathering
b) Erosion
c) Deposition
d) Formation

Process by which sediments settle or drop out of wind or water
a) Weathering
b) Erosion
c) Deposition
d) Formation

Process in which sediments move from one place to the another by water, wind, ice or gravity
a) Weathering
b) Erosion
c) Deposition
d) Formation

Fossils (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, obtained by digging) are the preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms from the remote past. The totality of fossils, both discovered and undiscovered, and their placement
a) True
b) False
c) Didn't read all of it

Fossils can help scientist make inferences about Earth's prehistoric surface, climate, and organisms
a) True
b) False

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