Early Paleozoic Life Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Why was there increasing diversity in the types of life forms that were present in the early Paleozoic era?
    • A. 

      Earth's atmosphere formed during this era

    • B. 

      Earth's Environment became more stable

    • C. 

      Earth's crust formed

    • D. 

      Earth's poles flipped

  • 2. 
    These were free-floating, colonial animals that were prevalent during Paleozoic times.
    • A. 

      Stromatolites

    • B. 

      Jelly Fish

    • C. 

      Ductiliolites

    • D. 

      Graptolites

  • 3. 
    The first cephalopods appeared during the ____________.
    • A. 

      Silurian

    • B. 

      Ordovician

    • C. 

      Precambrian

    • D. 

      Devonian

  • 4. 
    The Devonian period is also know as ______________________.
    • A. 

      The Age of Reptiles

    • B. 

      The Age of Stromatolites

    • C. 

      The Age of Fish

    • D. 

      The Age of Reasoning

  • 5. 
    The earliest ancestors of fish share this common trait with lamp rays and hag fish.
    • A. 

      Bony

    • B. 

      Shelled

    • C. 

      Scales

    • D. 

      Jawless

  • 6. 
    Fecundity is _________________.
    • A. 

      Mortality Rate

    • B. 

      Reproduction Rate

    • C. 

      Feeding Rate

    • D. 

      Habituation Rate

  • 7. 
    All of these are causes of extinction during the Early Paleozoic except....
    • A. 

      Over grazing

    • B. 

      New Predators

    • C. 

      Over Fishing

    • D. 

      Loss of Niche

  • 8. 
    Evolutionary success is widely attributed to ________________.
    • A. 

      High predatory rates

    • B. 

      Low predatory rates

    • C. 

      Specialization

    • D. 

      Loss of Niche

  • 9. 
    What does Cephalopod mean?
    • A. 

      Head-hands

    • B. 

      Mouth-feet

    • C. 

      Head-feet

    • D. 

      Tongue-cheek

  • 10. 
    Cephalopods are part of which family?
    • A. 

      Arthropods

    • B. 

      Mollusks

    • C. 

      Canines

    • D. 

      Bovina

  • 11. 
    Clams are also called
    • A. 

      Bivalves

    • B. 

      Trivalves

    • C. 

      Quatrivalves

    • D. 

      Ceptivalves

  • 12. 
    The spreading of a species over large amounts of space and environments.
    • A. 

      Secificity

    • B. 

      Radiation

    • C. 

      Extinction

    • D. 

      Destinction

  • 13. 
    Fossils from the early Paleozoic indicate increasing _____________.
    • A. 

      Size

    • B. 

      Coloring

    • C. 

      Shells

    • D. 

      Diversity

  • 14. 
    During the early Paleozoic Era, continents were grouped close to the equator.  As they moved apart, what happened?
    • A. 

      Rocks formed

    • B. 

      Oceans got shallow

    • C. 

      Oceans got deep

    • D. 

      Mountains collapsed

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