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Geologic Time

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  • Q1
    What can rock fossils and original remains show about Earth's past?
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    organisms that were alive in the past
    how Earth's environment has changed
    how the organisms lived
    All of the above
    30s
  • Q2
    Why do rock fossils form in sedimentary rock and not in igneous rock?
    the heat required to form igneous rocks destroys traces of plants/animals
    the heat required to form sedimentary rock destroys traces of plants/animals
    sedimentary rock is older
    animals only lived in water
    30s
  • Q3
    Which of the following might show evidence of a year with low rainfall?
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    original remains
    sedimentary rock
    index fossils
    tree rings
    30s
  • Q4
    Which era is best know for the time of the dinosaurs?
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    Mesozoic
    Cenozoic
    Paleozoic
    Precambrian
    30s
  • Q5
    Half-life is a measurement of
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    radioactive breakdown
    cold climates
    relative age
    fossil age
    30s
  • Q6
    What is the age of Earth?
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    570 million years
    9.5 billion years
    4.6 billion years
    1.1 billion years
    30s
  • Q7
    What was the earliest form of life?
    a fish
    a reptile
    a fern
    a one-celled organism
    30s
  • Q8
    Which is not a period during the Mesozoic era?
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    Permian
    Triassic
    Cretaceous
    Jurassic
    30s
  • Q9
    Where would you expect to find the oldest rock layer?
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    the top
    time machine
    the middle
    the bottom
    30s
  • Q10
    Which era of geologic time do you live in?
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    Mesozoic
    Paleozoic
    Precambrian
    Cenozoic
    30s

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