Fossils Quiz By Cathy Pons

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Fossils Quiz By Cathy Pons

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When he returned to his laboratory, the architect who discovered the fossils above probably used which of the following terms to record his findings in his journal?
    • A. 

      Body fossil

    • B. 

      Petrified fossil

    • C. 

      Trace fossil

  • 2. 
    This fossil formed when a dinosaur stepped in mud millions of years ago, and the mud hardened over time. This type of fossil is known as a:
    • A. 

      Mold fossil

    • B. 

      Cast fossil

    • C. 

      Body fossil

  • 3. 
    The fossils above show a dinosaur's footprint. While archaeologists are interested in these types of fossil, they do not:
    • A. 

      Preserve an actual body part of the dinosaur

    • B. 

      Give the shape of the dinosaur's footprint

    • C. 

      Give any information about how the animal behaved

  • 4. 
    The fossil photo shows the shape of dinosaur's footprint. The fossil formed when mud and minerals settled into the imprint left by a dinosaur after it took a step. The person is making a:
    • A. 

      Mold fossil

    • B. 

      Cast fossil

    • C. 

      Body fossil

  • 5. 
    A fossil must be _____________________
    • A. 

      Created by organic processes-living at one time

    • B. 

      10,000 years old

    • C. 

      Both of the above

  • 6. 
    Marine fossils have been found in exposed rock layers in South Carolina.  Which of the following is the best interpretation of this discovery?
    • A. 

      They were carried by humans to South Carolina.

    • B. 

      Parts of South Carolina were once covered by water.

    • C. 

      Marine organisms evolved from land-dwelling organisms.

  • 7. 
    Millions of years ago, the ancestors(Eohippus) of the modern horse were small animals, only about .61 meters tall.  We know this becauseā€¦
    • A. 

      Cave drawings show the size of these ancient horses.

    • B. 

      All animals get larger over long periods of time.

    • C. 

      Fossil skeletons have been reconstructed by paleontologists.

  • 8. 
    If you examine a rock sample and observe fossils in it, what type of rock does the sample represent?  
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Metamorphic

    • C. 

      Sedimentary

  • 9. 
    Which of the following do fossils reveal about the Earth?
    • A. 

      Fossils tell us very little about the earth's past history

    • B. 

      Igneous rock fossil are very accurate

    • C. 

      Past climate changes, environments and earth surface changes over time

  • 10. 
    Using the choices below, identify the fossils formed by mineral replacement
    • A. 

      Dinsaur tracks and black outlines of plant leaves

    • B. 

      Petrified wood and dinsaur bones

    • C. 

      Nothing is formed this way