Geological Evolution Quiz

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Evolution Quizzes & Trivia

This exam is to test your knowledge of geologic time.


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    The Geologic time scale is subdivided into 4 groups. List them begininng with the largest.
  • 4. 
     Organic evolution is caused by the changes in the environment.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    _______________ is change of animals over time.
    • A. 

      Natural selection

    • B. 

      Organic evolution

    • C. 

      Periodic table

  • 6. 
    __________ is a group of organisms which have the ability to reproduce with members of their group.
    • A. 

      Period

    • B. 

      Epoch

    • C. 

      Species

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    What is the longest part of Earth’s history. Trace fossils appeared.
    • A. 

      Precambrian Time

    • B. 

      Paleozoic Era

    • C. 

      Mesozoic Era

    • D. 

      Cenozoic Era

  • 9. 
    During which era did Pangaea break up?
    • A. 

      Precambrian Time

    • B. 

      Paleozoic Era

    • C. 

      Mesozoic Era

  • 10. 
    List the 4 time periods (eras) beginning with the most recent one.
  • 11. 
    Cyanobacteria does not produce oxygen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
                                        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.
  • 13. 
    ___________ 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.
    • A. 

      Mesozoic Era

    • B. 

      Cyanobacteria

    • C. 

      Epochs

  • 14. 
    The era of middle life; a time of many changes on Earth.                                        
    • A. 

      Paleozoic

    • B. 

      Mesozoic

    • C. 

      Cenozoic

  • 15. 
    Which era am I describing.  The era of ancient life. Fossils can be found in this era because many organisms had hard body parts. Vertebrates, amphibian and reptile began to evolve in this era.  
  • 16. 
    During which era were the first land plants formed.
    • A. 

      Precambrian

    • B. 

      Paleozoic

    • C. 

      Mesozoic

  • 17. 
                                       Dinosaurs and birds are said to have evolved during The Mesozoic Eera.                                        
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    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

  • 19. 
    The movie "Jurassic Park" got its title from which era?
    • A. 

      Paleozoic Era

    • B. 

      Mesozoic Era

    • C. 

      Cenozoic Era

  • 20. 
    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?
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