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2 Geological Timeline Hosted by Mrs. LaBelle Jeopardy

3 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 Fossils Period Era Dating Interesting Stuff

4 Fossils are almost always found in _______________ igneous rock igneous rock – or – – or – sedimentary rock sedimentary rock sedimentary rock Fossils for $100

5 Most fossils form when organisms die and are buried in a. sediment b. faults c. unconformities d. ice a. sediment Fossils for $200

6 A scientist who studies fossils is called a ____________________. volcanologist – or – paleontologist volcanologist – or – paleontologistpaleontologist Fossils for $300

7 A petrified fossil forms when ______? a. minerals seep into the empty space of a mold. space of a mold. b. minerals replace all or part of an organism. of an organism. c. an organism becomes trapped in amber d. the weight of sediment squeezes everything away except carbon everything away except carbon minerals replace all or part of an organism Fossils for $400

8 Fossils provide evidence for all of the following EXCEPT for: a. changes in the Earth's surface b. how Earth originally formed. c. how environments on Earth have changed over time. changed over time. d. how groups of organisms have changed over time. changed over time. how Earth originally formed Fossils for $500

9 There have been ___periods since Precambian times Precambian times a. 10 b. 12 c. 9 d Period for $100

10 The period where flowering plants appeared was the _______________ a. Cambrian b. Permian c. Cretaceous d. Quaternary Cretaceous Period for $200

11 How many periods are in the Mesozoic Era? a. 3 b. 6 c. 5 d. 2 3 Period for $300

12 What period were giant cockaroaches And dragon flies common? CarboniferousPennsylvanian Period for $400

13 In what period did Pangea come together? Permian Period for $500

14 On the Geologic Time Scale, eras are divided into _____________? a. epochs. b. indexes. c. periods. d. relative dates. periods Era for $100

15 Plants and animals first reached land during the ____________ Era. land during the ____________ Era. Paleozoic – or – Cenozoic Paleozoic – or – Cenozoic Paleozoic Era for $200

16 The earliest forms of life appeared during the _______________ a. Paleozoic Era. b. Cenozoic Era. c. Precambrian Time. d. Mesozoic Era c. Precambrian Time. Era for $300

17 The Mesozoic Era is often called the a. Age of Mammals b. Age of Fish c. Age of Reptiles d. Age of Amphibians Age of Reptiles Era for $400

18 A part of the Mesozoic Era, named for the Jura Mountains in France, is ________________ a. Cenozoic Era b. Carboniferous Period c. Paleozoic Era d. Jurassic Period Jurassic Period Era for $500

19 Scientists use radioactive dating to a. determine the absolute ages of rocks. b. discover the source of index fossils. c. determine the relative ages of extrusions. d. find trace fossils in igneous rock. determine the absolute ages of rocks Dating for $100

20 The ____________age is the number of years since the rock was formed. relative – or - absolute relative – or - absoluteabsolute Dating for $200

21 The__________ is the age of a rock compared to the ages of other rocks. relative – or - absolute relative – or - absoluterelative Dating for $300

22 The _ ______ __ of a radioactive element is the time it takes for half of the radioactive atoms to decay. absolute age or half life absolute age or half life half life Dating for $400

23 What is an unconformity? A gap in the geologic record. It shows where some rock layers have been lost to erosion. - or - - or - Something you wear to school A gap in the geologic record. It shows where some rock layers have been lost to erosion. Dating for $500

24 The deeper one travels into the Grand Canyon, the younger the rocks become. ___________ True – or - false False Interesting Stuff for $100

25 According to the law of superposition, the older layer is at the bottom. Each higher layer is __________ than the layers below it. older – or – younger older – or – youngeryounger Interesting Stuff for $200

26 An animal with a backbone is called a _________________. invertebrate – or – vertebrate invertebrate – or – vertebratevertabrate Interesting Stuff for $300

27 The process by which all living things have changed over long periods of time is called _________ evolution or vertebrate evolution or vertebrateevolution Interesting Stuff for $400

28 Magma that forces its way into rock and hardens is called ________. a) extrusion b) unconformity c) fault d) intrusion intrusion Interesting Stuff for $500


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