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Ultimate Trivia Quiz On Fossils

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These remains are found only in sedimentary rocks but sometimes they are also found in marshes, sand, and snow. Numerous fossils are buried beneath the surface. Mineral coal is an organized form of fossilized flora. Similarly, mineral oil is a modified form of old dead microorganisms. Fossils which are found only in the rock of a particular period are called index fossils. An impression of its environment is definitely found on any organism. Most fossils are formed under shallow water. The term archaeological science is made up of two words, 'Jiva' and 'Ashm'. Ash means stone. Thus, fossil means the organism which became a stone. In English, the fossil is called a fossil. 'Fossil' is a Latin word meaning 'digging ground'. In the beginning, the word fossil was used for all the substances that were dug out of the ground. These included minerals, man-made archaic tools, stones, and remains of ancient plants and animals. But gradually, the term fossil was confined only to the antiquities of plants and animals. These remains are found only in sedimentary rocks but sometimes they are also found in marshes, sand, and snow. Numerous fossils are buried beneath the surface. Some rocks such as limestone and chalk (chalk) are often made up of innumerable small fossils. Mineral coal is an organized form of fossilized flora. Take this Fossils trivia quiz.

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1. The Lucy specimen is an early australopithecine and is dated to about ______________ years ago.

31974 3.3 million years
31975 3.5 million years
31976 3.2 million years
31977 3.0 million years

2. Why do scientists study fossils?

31978 To determine how we can prevent erosion caused by humans
31979 To determine the best way to efficiently farm food
31980 To discover new ways of generating energy
31981 To learn about the past history of life on Earth

3. Which of the following methods of fossil formation is formed by carbon residue?

31982 Amber fossil
31983 Carbonization
31984 Casts and molds
31985 None of these

4. Lucy" acquired her name from the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by the __________ __...

31986 Beatles
31987 American Rock star
31988 Pitbull
31989 All of above

5. Which of the following methods of fossil formation is formed in dry areas due to a lack of moisture?

31990 Amber fossil
31991 Carbonization
31992 Casts and molds
31993 Mummification

6. Which of the following methods of fossil formation has occurred in the glaciers of the Arctic?

31994 Amber fossil
31995 Carbonization
31996 Casts and molds
31997 Freezing

7. Which of the following methods of fossil formation is formed when minerals fill in the space left from a living organism?

31998 Amber fossil
31999 Carbonization
32000 Casts and molds
32001 All of above

8. Which of the following methods of fossil formation is formed when an organism is preserved in hardened tree sap?

32002 Amber fossil
32003 Carbonization
32004 Casts and molds
32005 None of these

9. Which of the following is an example of a body fossil?

32006 Cast
32007 Animal tracks
32008 Impressions
32009 Bones

10. Fossils are generally found inside of what type of rocks?

32010 Metamorphic rocks
32011 Igneous rocks
32012 Sedimentary rocks
32013 Meteorites

11. What type of scientists study fossils?

32014 Physicists
32015 Paleontologists
32016 Biologists
32017 No any one

12. From which area is the oldest fossil found so far?

32018 Mount Everest
32019 Greenland
32020 South Africa
32021 None of above
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