Geology Cafe

Introduction to Geology

Quiz 15 - Evolution on Earth
1. The earliest period of the Paleozoic Era when shelled organisms first appear in the sedimentary record:
a. Precambrian
b. Cambrian
c. Ordovician
d. Devonian
e. Cretaceous

2. The period when bony fishes first flourished in the Paleozoic Era:
a. Precambrian
b. Cambrian
c. Ordovician
d. Devonian
e. Cretaceous

3. The period when fossil forests produced extensive coal deposit through eastern North America:
a. Devonian
b. Pennsylvanian
c. Permian
d. Triassic
e. Cretaceous

4. The period that amphibians first appear in abundance?
a. Ordovician
b. Devonian
c. Mississippian
d. Permian
e. Jurassic

5. The "Age of Reptiles" best applies to which time range?
a. Mesozoic Era
b. Devonian
c. Cenozoic Era
d. Permian
e. Tertiary Period

6. The greatest mass extinction occurred at the end of this period, wiping out about 99% of species that existed previously.
a. Ordovician
b. Devonian
c. Mississippian
d. Permian
e. Jurassic

7. The dinosaurs first appear in what geologic period?
a. Pennsylvanian
b. Permian
c. Triassic
d. Cretaceous
e. Tertiary

8. A great mass extinction, believed to have been associated with a massive asteroid impact in the Yucatan region of Mexico occurred at the end of which period?
a. Jurassic
b. Permian
c. Triassic
d. Cretaceous
e. Tertiary

9. Small mammals and flowering plant first appear in abundance in which geologic period?
a. Jurassic
b. Permian
c. Triassic
d. Cretaceous
e. Tertiary

10. The Ice Ages are associated with which geologic period?
a. Jurassic
b. Quaternary
c. Triassic
d. Cretaceous
e. Tertiary

Extra Credit: The name of the geologic epoch we currently live in is:
a. Tertiary
b. Cenozoic
c. Quaternary
d. Holocene
e. Weshouldhavecene

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8/28/2012