Fossils quiz

Lindsay McBride
Quiz by Lindsay McBride, updated more than 1 year ago
Lindsay McBride
Created by Lindsay McBride almost 4 years ago
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This is a fossils quiz.

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Question 1

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[blank_start]Fossils[blank_end] are preserved remains or traces of living things.
Answer
  • Fossils
  • Casts
  • Molds
  • Trace fossil

Question 2

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Which one of these is NOT a step in how fossils form?
Answer
  • form when living things die and are buried by sediments
  • sediments sit on top of rock until years pass
  • sediment slowly hardens into rock and preserves the shape of the organism
  • soft part decays and the hard part (bones, teeth) remains

Question 3

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Why are fossils found in sedimentary rock?
Answer
  • Fossils form in layers that bury remains
  • Heat needed for igneous/metamorphic rock would destroy fossils
  • Sedimentary rocks take longer to form
  • Cats love fossils in sedimentary rock

Question 4

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[blank_start]Petrified fossils[blank_end] happen when spaces inside organism are filled w/ minerals from groundwater.
Answer
  • Petrified fossils
  • Molds
  • Casts
  • Carbonaceous films

Question 5

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[blank_start]Carbonaceous film[blank_end] is an extremely thin coating of carbon on rock. It is left when gases/liquids given off by body and form an image.
Answer
  • Petrified fossil
  • Mold
  • Cast
  • Carbonaceous film

Question 6

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[blank_start]Casts[blank_end] are a copy of the shape of the organism. They're formed when the minerals or sediment fill in space.
Answer
  • Petrified fossils
  • Molds
  • Casts
  • Carbonaceous film

Question 7

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[blank_start]Molds[blank_end] are hollow areas or cavities in sediment in the shape of an organism. They're formed when hard parts decays
Answer
  • Petrified fossils
  • Molds
  • Casts
  • Carbonaceous films

Question 8

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Which one of these does trace fossils NOT provide evidence of?
Answer
  • animal size
  • speed
  • behavior
  • weight

Question 9

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Original remains occur if trapped in ______, ______, or _____.
Answer
  • tar
  • rock
  • stone
  • amber
  • ice

Question 10

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We can use fossils to........
Answer
  • tell about where the organism lived
  • tell why the organism existed
  • tell how the organism got its food
  • tell who the organism loved

Question 11

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Index fossils are common for a short period of time.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 12

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Check all that are an example of an index fossil.
Answer
  • ammonite
  • mannobite
  • hadrobite
  • trillobite
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