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Geologic Time Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What is the basic cause of extinction of species over time?
    • A. 

      Human interference

    • B. 

      Climate change

    • C. 

      Animals destroy each other

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Palozoic Era

    • B. 

      Precambrian Era

    • C. 

      Cenozoic Era

  • 3. 
    The appearance of the most complex and the greatest diversity of organisms occured during______
    • A. 

      Precambrian Era

    • B. 

      Paleozoic Era

    • C. 

      Mesozoic Era

  • 4. 
    The dominant life form during the Mesozoic Era was_____
    • A. 

      Insects

    • B. 

      Humans

    • C. 

      Reptiles

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not a valid experiment to test?
    • A. 

      Does changing the height of the ramp affect the speed of the car going down the ramp?

    • B. 

      How does a paper airplane fly?

    • C. 

      Does changing the amount of light affect the growth of a plant?

  • 6. 
    Which is a quantatitve observation?
    • A. 

      Some of the dinosaurs went extinct due to climate change

    • B. 

      None of the dinosaurs lived in the Holocene Epoch

    • C. 

      Many of the dinosaurs died when a meteor hit the earth

  • 7. 
    Which of the following best explains why the beak shape of each species of bird develops differently?
    • A. 

      Each beak shape helps the birds to produce different songs

    • B. 

      Each beak shape is an adaptation to a specific source of food

    • C. 

      Each beak shape help protect the birds from each other

  • 8. 
    Five hundred flies of one species were sprayed with a new insecticide.  Twenty-four hours later, nearly all the flies were dead.  However, a few survived.  Which principle best explains why some flies survived?
    • A. 

      New species develop from survivors

    • B. 

      Animals adapt to new environments

    • C. 

      They were lucky

  • 9. 
    What is the process by which better-suited organisms survive and reproduce?
    • A. 

      Extinction

    • B. 

      Adaptation

    • C. 

      Organic reproduction

  • 10. 
    Many populations of moth species use camouflage to avoid predators in order to survive and reproduce.  What do you expect will happen to light colored moths landing on dark colored trees?
    • A. 

      Birds will see them and not eat the moths

    • B. 

      Birds will see them and eat the light colored moths

    • C. 

      Birds will leave them alone

  • 11. 
    What biological adaptation does a polar bear have to help him/her survive in their environment?
    • A. 

      Swim

    • B. 

      Camouflage

    • C. 

      Eat meat

  • 12. 
    A black lab, rottweiler, basset hound, and poodle show different_________ of the same creature.
    • A. 

      Kingdoms

    • B. 

      Variations

    • C. 

      Communities

  • 13. 
    If a picture has Homo sapiens present, what era would be represented?
    • A. 

      Mesozoic

    • B. 

      Cenozoic

    • C. 

      Creataceous

  • 14. 
    Put the following units of time in order from the longest to shorted.
    • A. 

      Periods, eras, epochs, eons

    • B. 

      Eras, eons, epoch, periods

    • C. 

      Eons, eras, periods, epochs

  • 15. 
    What events separates each era of geologic time?
    • A. 

      Mass extinctions of life

    • B. 

      They all blend together and there is no separation of time

    • C. 

      Earth reverses its revolution time

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is not a cause for natural extinctions on earth?
    • A. 

      Volcanic extinctions

    • B. 

      Man destroying natural habitats

    • C. 

      Meteorite impacts

  • 17. 
    What is an organisms ability to change over time?
    • A. 

      Natural selection

    • B. 

      Seismology

    • C. 

      Reproduction

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