Year 10 Geological Time Scale Quiz

19 Questions
Year 10 Geological Time Scale Quiz

This Quiz is to test your knowledge of geologic time and Fossils.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    ________________ are the longest subdivision of Geological Time Scale.
    • A. 

      Eons

    • B. 

      Eras

    • C. 

      Periods

    • D. 

      Epoch

  • 2. 
    Which is the longest part of Earth's History? 
    • A. 

      Precambrian Time

    • B. 

      Paleozoic Era

    • C. 

      Mesozoic Era

    • D. 

      Cenozoic Era

  • 3. 
    During which era did Pangaea break up?
    • A. 

      Precambrian Time

    • B. 

      Paleozoic Era

    • C. 

      Mesozoic Era

    • D. 

      Cenozoic Era

  • 4. 
    During which era were the first land plants formed.
    • A. 

      Precambrian

    • B. 

      Paleozoic

    • C. 

      Mesozoic

    • D. 

      Cenozoic

  • 5. 
    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

    • D. 

      Precambian Time

  • 6. 
    The movie "Jurassic Park" got its title from which era?
    • A. 

      Paleozoic Era

    • B. 

      Mesozoic Era

    • C. 

      Cenozoic Era

    • D. 

      Precambian Time

  • 7. 
    The Geologic time scale is subdivided into 4 groups. List them beginning with the largest.
    • A. 

      Eon, Era, Epoch, Period

    • B. 

      Period, Epoch, Era, Eon

    • C. 

      Eon, Era, Period, Epoch

    • D. 

      Era, Epoch, Eon, Period

  • 8. 
    Which is the oldest fossils found?
    • A. 

      Algae

    • B. 

      Dinosaurs

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Trilobites

  • 9. 
    How old is our Earth?
    • A. 

      46 million years old

    • B. 

      4.6 million years old

    • C. 

      4.6 billion years old

    • D. 

      460 million years old

  • 10. 
    When did Mammals evolve? 
    • A. 

      Paleozoic Era

    • B. 

      Mesozoic Era

    • C. 

      Cenozoic Era

    • D. 

      Precambian Time

  • 11. 
    Which time division did Jurassic belong to?
    • A. 

      Eon

    • B. 

      Era

    • C. 

      Period

    • D. 

      Epoch

  • 12. 
    Trilobites were invertebrates that could be first found
    • A. 

      3 million years ago

    • B. 

      20 million years ago

    • C. 

      350 million years ago

    • D. 

      530 million years ago

  • 13. 
    Which type of organism could be much better chance to be fossilised?
    • A. 

      Mammals

    • B. 

      Sharks

    • C. 

      Sea shells

    • D. 

      Jelly fish

  • 14. 
    Fossils are most common in which rock types?
    • A. 

      Igneous rocks

    • B. 

      Sedimentary rocks

    • C. 

      Metamorphic rocks

    • D. 

      All of the above rock types

  • 15. 
    Which of the following will NOT make a fossil?
    • A. 

      Decomposed organic material

    • B. 

      Plant impressions

    • C. 

      Animal footprints

    • D. 

      Animal bones

  • 16. 
    Human beings evolved during which geological era?
    • A. 

      Cenozoic

    • B. 

      Mesozoic

    • C. 

      Paleozoic

    • D. 

      Precambian

  • 17. 
    The boundaries between ______________ seem to coincide with major changes in the life forms present on Earth.
    • A. 

      Precambrian

    • B. 

      Periods

    • C. 

      Eras

    • D. 

      Epochs

  • 18. 
    When was the first life appeared on Earth?
    • A. 

      4.6 billion years ago

    • B. 

      3.8 billion years ago

    • C. 

      320 million years ago

    • D. 

      120 million years ago

  • 19. 
    Which type of invertebrate group did the Trilobites belong to?
    • A. 

      Worms

    • B. 

      Molluscs

    • C. 

      Jelly fish

    • D. 

      Arthropods