Mahoney - Fossils Notes Quiz

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Mahoney - Fossils Notes Quiz

Fossils notes quiz. You may use your notes but try to see what you know and remember from the video.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A fossil is formed from....
    • A. 

      Volcanoes

    • B. 

      The remains of plants and animals preserved by natural causes in the Earth's crust

    • C. 

      Igneous rock

    • D. 

      Seawater that has dried and formed crystals

  • 2. 
    This type of fossil shows activities of an organism.  They can include footprints, trails, and/or burrows.
    • A. 

      Trace fossils

    • B. 

      Molds

    • C. 

      Casts

    • D. 

      Permineralized remains

  • 3. 
    What can fossils tell you about the surface of the Earth?
    • A. 

      What the climate was like and what animals lived during certain time periods.

    • B. 

      How the Earth was formed.

    • C. 

      Fossils can't really tell you anything since they're no longer living

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    What is an ancient fossil that scientist use as an index fossil to help determine the age of the Earth?
    • A. 

      Index Fossil

    • B. 

      Horse Fossil

    • C. 

      Trilobite

    • D. 

      Pangaea

  • 5. 
    If you found many tracks of the same species of a prehistoric animal in an area, what might you conclude about that animal?
    • A. 

      It hunted alone.

    • B. 

      It lived in groups.

    • C. 

      It was the only species there.

    • D. 

      It did not produce many offspring.

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