Mahoney - Fossils Task 1 Quiz

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Mahoney - Fossils Task 1 Quiz


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  • 1. 
    An animal dies and is buried under a mudslide.  After its flesh deteriorates, special conditions allow the bones to be replaced by minerals forming a replica of the bone that was once there.  The replica of the bone is this type of fossil.
    • A. 

      Carbon film

    • B. 

      Original remain

    • C. 

      Mold

    • D. 

      Cast

  • 2. 
    Why don't all plants and animals turn into fossils?
    • A. 

      Only animals turn into fossils. Plants do not form fossils.

    • B. 

      It is a very complicated process for animals/plants to turn into fossils.

    • C. 

      Everything does turn into a fossil, they are just very hard to find.

    • D. 

      Many animals/plants are destroyed before they can turn into a fossil.

    • E. 

      Both a and c.

    • F. 

      Both b and d.

  • 3. 
    What can fossils tell us about past animals and life?
    • A. 

      Information about the past environment.

    • B. 

      Where animals came from.

    • C. 

      What animals from the past looked like.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    A mummy would be an example of what type of fossil?
    • A. 

      Mold and cast

    • B. 

      Trace fossil

    • C. 

      Petrified remain

    • D. 

      Original remain

  • 5. 
    The type of rock fossils are found in is
    • A. 

      Metamorphic

    • B. 

      Sedimentary

    • C. 

      Igneous

    • D. 

      All types of rock, it doesn't matter

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