Geology 12 Fossils _ Dating Quiz 8-9

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					Geology 12 Fossils & Dating Quiz 8-9
You require the Geological Time Scale 1. When looking for fossils in amber, it is best to look near the site of a prehistoric A. lake. B. river. C. forest D. volcano. 2. Use the following diagram to answer this question.

Of the organisms shown above, the one most likely to leave a trace fossil is the A. clam. B. coral. C. oyster. D. mussel. 3. Use the following diagrams showing the formation of a fossil, to answer this question.

The diagrams above show the formation of

A. B. C. D.

a trace fossil. a cast and mold. a petrified fossil. permineralized remains.

4. Which one of the following is a trace fossil? A. Clam burrow. B. Petrified log. C. Coral fragment. D. Dinosaur bone. E. Shark's tooth. 5. Which of the following is a trace fossil? A. A clam shell mold. B. An alder leaf film. C. A trilobite track. D. A stromatolite colony. 6. Which of the following would be classified as a trace fossil? A. Shark tooth. B. Worm burrow. C. Dinosaur bone. D. Trilobite exoskeleton. 7. Dinosaur footprints in lithified sand are called A. coprolites. B. trace fossils. C. index fossils. D. sole markings. 8. Worm burrows in layers of shale are an example of A. fossil casts B. trace fossils C. index fossils D. sole markings 9. A reptile footprint in the upper surface of a mudstone is a(n) A. trace fossil. B. index fossil. C. guide fossil. D. extinct fossil. 10. Which of the following would be considered a trace fossil? A. Shark tooth. B. Mammoth tusk. C. Sea urchin spine.

D. Dinosaur footprint. 11. Which of the following features would be considered a fossil? A. sole marks B. ripple marks C. mudcracks D. invertebrate tracks 12. Stones used by dinosaurs as an aid in food digestion are known as A. Amber B. Perminerals C. Crinoids D. Pelecypods E. Gastroliths 13. Which of the following is a trace fossil A. Cephalopod B. Coprolite C. Trilobite D. Calcite E. Gastropod 14. Use the photograph to answer this question.

The bear foot prints in the fine unconsolidated sediments may become A. trace fossils. B. index fossils. C. carbonized fossils. D. permineralized fossils. 15. Use the sketches to answer this question.

Which organism is an arthropod? A. A B. B C. C D. D E. E Answers

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