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Fossil Evidence and Evolution (SC.7.L.15.1)

Quiz by A. Barrios

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  • Q1
    In order to understand the changes in a species over a period of years, scientists analyze what?
    the amount of iron and oxygen in the soil
    the cells of dead organisms
    fossil evidence
    the soil found in a specific region
  • Q2
    Which of the following statements does NOT support the idea that fossil evidence can be used to support the scientific Theory of Evolution?
    living things come from an earlier species
    all species that were around 50,000 years ago are around today
    not all species alive today were alive in the past
    a species, such as the horse may change in appearance over the years
  • Q3
    Through which process have scientists used to determine the age of a fossil?
    Careful Observation of the identified fossil
    Scale Modeling a species
    Radiometric Dating
    Darwinian Dating
  • Q4
    Which of the following Earth processes would most likely NOT contribute to the movement of a fossil?
    Shifting Seas
    Large organisms moving the fossils
  • Q5
    Scientists have a great deal of evidence to support the theory of evolution. Which of the following best explains how the fossil record provides evidence that evolution has occurred
    It shows changes in the environment caused changes in the organisms.
    It shows how organisms have changed over time.
    It shows how embryos are similar across many different organisms.
    It shows life has existed on Earth for 3.5 billion years.

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