Fossils And Rock Layers Question Preview (ID: 326)

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Which are fossils that really help out paleontologists reorder a sequence of rock layers that have been disturbed because the animals they are from only lived a short period of time?
a) Trace Fossils
b) Index Fossil
c) Permineralized Remains (aka Mineral Replacement Fossils)
d) None

Which of the following is most likely to become a fossil?
a) Scales of a T-rex
b) Blood
c) Bones laying on the ground in the open for a long time
d) None

Which type of rock can you find most fossils?
a) Igneous
b) Sedimentary
c) Metamorphic
d) None

Which of the following is a fossil?
a) Imprint of a leaf
b) Imprint of a 1,500 year old spearhead
c) Traces of ripples in the sand left by water waves
d) None

Which of the following is when whole layers of rock are missing from a rock sequence?
a) Disconformity
b) Unconformities
c) Angular Uncomformity
d) Nonconformity

What kind of fossil are footprints left by an animal in snow?
a) Tracks
b) Trails
c) Body Fossil
d) None

Which of the following can reveal AND also protect fossils?
a) Erosion
b) Weathering
c) Sun
d) None

What of the following is true?
a) Rock layers that are on the bottom are the oldest and the topmost layers are the youngest
b) None
c) A mold is a cavity in a rock that is left by an organism that has dissolved through time
d) Bones of turtles are index fossils

What does a fossil of a seashell or marine animal found today in the desert tell us?
a) What landforms existed in the past
b) How animals lived in the past
c) All
d) None

Which of the following is true if this is an undisturbed rock sequence from oldest to youngest: BP, PDA, AZ, ZC (Fossils are shown by letters)?
a) The C fossil is older than Z
b) None
c) D is older than Z
d) The D fossil is younger than A

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