Planet Earth: Topic 8 - Fossils
Practice Quiz
1.
The preserved remains (even the soft parts) of a plant or animal can likely be found in ...
amber
sediment
gemstones
Burgess Shale
2.
Trilobites are one of the most famous groups of fossils. They are now extinct. They lived in ...
Gobi Desert
Antarctic Tundra
Fresh water lakes
Warm ocean water
3.
Bambiraptor fossils were discovered by a 14 year-old by in Glacier National park, Montana. This
was an important discovery, because it provides evidence that dinosaurs ...
were warm blooded
became extinct as a result of a comet
were related to birds
were attentive parents
4.
When an organism is burried under many layers of sediment, pressure and heat build up,
leaving a thin film of carbon residue on the rock surfaces. This residue forms the outline of the
organism and is called ...
petrified residue
carbonaceous film
carbon-dated remains
trace fossil residue
5.
When an organism falls into soft sediment, like mud, its hard parts dissolve leaving a cavity
called a ...
trace layer
cast
mould
chamber
Check your Answers
Planet Earth: Topic 8 - Fossils
Answers
1. The preserved remains (even the soft parts) of a plant or animal can likely be found in ...
amber
(Text p. 418) Amber is hardened resin (tree sap) which preserves the entire organism.
x sediment
x gemstones
x Burgess Shale
2. Trilobites are one of the most famous groups of fossils. They are now extinct. They lived in ...
x Gobi Desert
x Antarctic Tundra
x Fresh water lakes
Warm ocean water
(Text p. 418) Figure 5.74 They lived in warm ocean water and are now extinct.
3.
Bambiraptor fossils were discovered by a 14 year-old by in Glacier National park, Montana. This
was an important discovery, because it provides evidence that dinosaurs ...
x were warm blooded
x became extinct as a result of a comet
were related to birds
(Text p. 419) Did You Know? This discovery provided evidence of a link between birds and
dinosaurs.
x were attentive parents
4.
When an organism is burried under many layers of sediment, pressure and heat build up, leaving a
thin film of carbon residue on the rock surfaces. This residue forms an outline of the organism and
is called ...
x petrified residue
carbonaceous film
(Text p. 418) The outline is called a carbonaceous film
x carbon-dated remains
x trace fossil residue
5.
When an organism falls into soft sediment, like mud, its hard parts dissolve leaving a cavity in the
rock called a ...
x trace layer
x cast
mould
(Text p. 420) The mould is the cavity in the rock.
x chamber
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