Unit 4-lesson 3: Dinosaur Fossils

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Dinosaur Quizzes & Trivia

OCR Unit Test


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  • 1. 
    Which statement is a main idea, not a detail?
    • A. 

      Long ago, people thought dinosaur bones were from elephants.

    • B. 

      Fossils are bones or other things that help us understand the past.

    • C. 

      Some fossils are found by accident.

  • 2. 
    From the story, you can predict that
    • A. 

      Fossils can be easily broken

    • B. 

      Scientists never use hammers to find fossils

    • C. 

      No new fossils will ever be found

  • 3. 
    Most fossils are formed when mud or sand cover a dead animal, then over a period of time it hardens to __________.
  • 4. 
    The soft parts of an animal's body are saved when the animal's body is frozen in ______.
  • 5. 
    Scientists "learn from their mistakes."  This means that when they make a mistake, they ________________.
    • A. 

      Do things the same next time.

    • B. 

      Do things differently next time.

    • C. 

      Never learn.

  • 6. 
    We do not know that dinosaurs have lived over much of much of the earth, because fossils have only been found in one area.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    It can be a problem when scientists find many dinosaurs in the same place because the bones can get all mixed up.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Fossils tell us that
    • A. 

      Dinosaurs were usually large

    • B. 

      Dinosaurs came in all sizes

    • C. 

      Most dinosaurs were small

  • 9. 
    Which of these would probably not make a good fossil?
    • A. 

      Bone

    • B. 

      Shell

    • C. 

      Skin

  • 10. 
    Dinosaurs are
    • A. 

      Found in a jungle

    • B. 

      Extinct animals

    • C. 

      Often in zoos

  • 11. 
    A word that means the opposite of hardened is
    • A. 

      Softened

    • B. 

      Discovered

    • C. 

      Enjoyed

  • 12. 
    Sometimes fossils are found by chance.  In this sentence, chance means about the same as
    • A. 

      Workers

    • B. 

      Research

    • C. 

      Luck

  • 13. 
    Putting a dinosaur skeleton together is difficult. This means it is
    • A. 

      Fun

    • B. 

      Easy

    • C. 

      Hard

  • 14. 
    A scientist is a person whose job is to
    • A. 

      Write funny stories

    • B. 

      Study things in nature

    • C. 

      Plant things on a farm

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