Practice Quiz On Evolution! Trivia Questions

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Practice Quiz On Evolution! Trivia Questions

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name the order of the evolutionary eras from earliest to latest.
    • A. 

      Mesozoic – Paleozoic - Cenozoic – Precambrian

    • B. 

      Precambrian – Paleozoic – Mesozoic – Cenozoic

    • C. 

      Cenozoic – Paleozoic – Mesozoic – Precambrian

    • D. 

      Paleozoic – Cenozoic – Mesozoic – Precambrian

    • E. 

      ?????

  • 2. 
    What was the longest evolutionary era?
    • A. 

      Mesozoic

    • B. 

      Cenozoic

    • C. 

      Paleozoic

    • D. 

      Precambrian

    • E. 

      ?????????

  • 3. 
    Why would there be no fossils found from before vertebrate evolution?
    • A. 

      No one knew about fossils, so there was no such thing

    • B. 

      It was such an early time period, and the organisms were so simple that fossils didn’t even exist yet

    • C. 

      Soft-bodied organisms decay easier, no hard parts to fossilize.

    • D. 

      G-d decided we are better off with out fossils, but we have fossils now since he changed his mind

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    What is the oldest layer of rocks in the sedimentary rocks?
    • A. 

      The middle layer

    • B. 

      The top layer

    • C. 

      The bottom layer

    • D. 

      The tarquiency layer

    • E. 

      None of the  above

  • 5. 
    What two animals that are mentioned in the book have homologous bone structures to humans?
    • A. 

      Bats and whales

    • B. 

      Monkeys and elephants

    • C. 

      Fish and dinosaurs

    • D. 

      Chipmunks and giraffes

    • E. 

      None of the  above

  • 6. 
    Prehistoric plant or animal remains which have been preserved in the Earth's crust
  • 7. 
    Period of time generally marked by a distinctive event or characteristic
  • 8. 
    Who discovered a theory for evolution first?
    • A. 

      Darwin

    • B. 

      Jean Lamarck

    • C. 

      Sackajouia

    • D. 

      Dr. Zoidberg

    • E. 

      ??????

  • 9. 
    Most fossils are found in what type of rock?
  • 10. 
    Insects may be preserved in the hardened saps of trees that are called
  • 11. 
    In sedimentary rock, which layer would contain the youngest fossils?
    • A. 

      The middle layer

    • B. 

      The top layer

    • C. 

      The bottom layer

    • D. 

      The durphstature layer

    • E. 

      None of the  above

  • 12. 
    In sedimentary rock, which layers would contain the oldest fossils?
    • A. 

      The middle layer

    • B. 

      The top layer

    • C. 

      The bottom layer

    • D. 

      The durphstature layer

    • E. 

      None of the  above

  • 13. 
    Body parts that are reduced in size, have no apparent function, and are thought to be derived from other, ancestral body parts are called _______ structures?
    • A. 

      Vegetative

    • B. 

      Vegeburger

    • C. 

      Vestigial

    • D. 

      Vestigal

    • E. 

      None of the  above