Geological Time Test

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  • 1. 
    __________ is the division of Earth’s history based on life forms which lived during that period.
    • A. 

      Seafloor spreading

    • B. 

      Geologic Time Scale

    • C. 

      Prehistoric dinosaurs


  • 2. 
    ________________ are the longest subdivision of GTS.
    • A. 

      Eons

    • B. 

      Eras

    • C. 

      Periods


  • 3. 
    _______________ is change of animals over time.
    • A. 

      Natural selection

    • B. 

      Organic evolution

    • C. 

      Periodic table


  • 4. 
    __________ is a group of organisms which have the ability to reproduce with members of their group.
    • A. 

      Period

    • B. 

      Epoch

    • C. 

      Species


  • 5. 
    The theory that organisms with characteristics best suited for that environment will survive their is known as _______________.
    • A. 

      Organic evolution

    • B. 

      Natural selection

    • C. 

      Solar system


  • 6. 
    What is the longest part of Earth’s history. Trace fossils appeared.
    • A. 

      Precambrian Time

    • B. 

      Paleozoic Era

    • C. 

      Mesozoic Era

    • D. 

      Cenozoic Era


  • 7. 
    During which era did Pangaea break up?
    • A. 

      Precambrian Time

    • B. 

      Paleozoic Era

    • C. 

      Mesozoic Era


  • 8. 
    Cyanobacteria does not produce oxygen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    The era of middle life; a time of many changes on Earth.                                        
    • A. 

      Paleozoic

    • B. 

      Mesozoic

    • C. 

      Cenozoic


  • 10. 
    During which era were the first land plants formed.
    • A. 

      Precambrian

    • B. 

      Paleozoic

    • C. 

      Mesozoic


  • 11. 
                                       Dinosaurs and birds are said to have evolved during The Mesozoic Eera.                                        
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    End of this era was believed to be caused by a comet or asteroid colliding with Earth, causing a huge cloud of dust and smoke to rise into the atmosphere, blocking out the sun.
    • A. 

      Paleozoic Era

    • B. 

      Mesozoic Era

    • C. 

      Cenozoic Era


  • 13. 
    The movie "Jurassic Park" got its title from which era?
    • A. 

      Paleozoic Era

    • B. 

      Mesozoic Era

    • C. 

      Cenozoic Era


  • 14. 
    The era of recent life; continues today                                         1.    Part of the Cenozoic Era comprised the Ice Age.                                         2.    Mountain Ranges formed during this period.                                         3.    Mammals became larger.                                         4.    Homo sapiens, wise man, appeared during this era.  What era am I describing?

  • 15. 
                                        What time period am I describing.Rocks dating back in this time were RARE because of erosion; hence hardly no fossil records. Rocks were buried and changed by heat and pressure. Fossils could not withstand the conditions.

  • 16. 
    ___________ are blue green algae thought to be one of the earliest forms of life on Earth. It contains chlorophyll and photosynthesized meaning it was a plant. We give thanks to their existence.
    • A. 

      Mesozoic Era

    • B. 

      Cyanobacteria

    • C. 

      Epochs


  • 17. 
    Which era am I describing.  The era of ancient life. It is divided into 3 periods, Early, Middle, and late. The age of the invertebrates was in this era.

  • 18. 
    Which geologic event occurred during the Mesozoic era? 
    • A. 

      Pangaea formed.

    • B. 

      The Rocky Mountains formed.

    • C. 

      The Pleistocene Ice Age began

    • D. 

      Option 4


  • 19. 
    The Geologic time scale is subdivided into 4 groups. List them beginning with the largest.
    • A. 

      Eons, periods, epochs, eras

    • B. 

      Eras, eon, periods, epochs

    • C. 

      Epochs, periods, eras, eons

    • D. 

      Eons, eras, periods, epochs


  • 20. 
    List the 4 time periods (eras) beginning with the most recent one.
    • A. 

      Precambrian Time, Mesozoic, Cenozoic, Paleozoic

    • B. 

      Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Precambrian, Cenozoic

    • C. 

      Precambrian Time, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic

    • D. 

      Option 4


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