Holes in the skull behind the eye are called Choose one answer. a. Nares b. Squamosals c. Acetabula d. Fenestrae
A phylogeny is Choose one answer. a. The scientific way of naming organisms b. The genetic code of an organism c. An evolutionary lineage d. The binomial
an evolutionary lineage
Someone who studies dinosaurs is called... Choose one answer. a. paleontologist b. archaeologist c. anthropologist d. biologist
In the fossil record reptiles are defined by Choose one answer. a. Arrangement of the bones in the skull b. Lay eggs and cold-blooded c. Scaly skin and short legs d. They differ from mammals
arrangement of the bones in the skull
Taxonomy is Choose one answer. a. The study of taxis b. The binomial c. Group of organisms d. A scientific system of naming organism
A scientific system of naming organism
Serrated teeth are a defining characteristic of the clade Choose one answer. a. Dinosauria b. Reptilia c. Archosauria d. Diapsida
The acetabulum is
Choose one answer. a. The name of a dinosaur b. A time period c. The head of the femur d. A hole in the pelvic girdle
A hole in the pelvic girdle
The rules of science dictate that science cannot Choose one answer. a. Use evidence that has already been used b. Include supernatural phenomena c. Ask questions d. Have multiple hypotheses
Include supernatural phenomena
Strata are Choose one answer. a. Bone is the hip b. Layers of rock c. Methods of fossil preservation d. Volcanic lava flows and ash falls
layers of rock
Dinosaur fossils are most commonly preserved in which kind of rocks? Choose one answer. a. Marine sediments. b. Desert deposits. c. River and lake sediments d. Lava flows.
river and lake sediments
Radiometric dating is reliable because Choose one answer. a. The amount of radioactive element in each mineral is always the same b. The radioactive elements all decay at the same rate c. The decay rate of each radioactive element is known d. It is used internationally
The decay rate of each radioactive element is known
How does most of the sediment that forms sedimentary rock originate? Choose one answer. a. Biologic processes b. Weathering of older rocks c. Chemical processes d. Volcanoes
Weathering of older rocks
A fundamental taxonomic grouping comprising organisms which share a basic body-plan or pattern of structural organization is called a phylogeny Choose one answer. a. False b. True
In an undisturbed sequence of rocks the oldest single layer is probably Choose one answer. a. on the top b. we can't tell c. they are all the same age d. on the bottom
On the bottom
Fossils are found only in Choose one answer. a. Sedimentary rock b. Volcanic rock c. Any type of rock d. Igneous rock
The upright stance of dinosaurs is achieved by Choose one answer. a. The way the femur articulates with the pelvis b. The light-weight body c. A widely-rotating knee joint d. The particularly long flexible tail
The way the femur articulates with the pelvis
Stratigraphy is Choose one answer. a. A way of dating fossils. b. The study of the sequences of rocks in time. c. The study of how fossils are preserved. d. A method of preparing fossils for display in museums.
The study of the sequences of rocks in time.
In the geologic timescale, how are boundaries between time-units defined? Choose one answer. a. by changes from marine to non-marine rocks b. in order to get even time periods c. by an extinction event d. by type of sedimentary rock
by an extinction event
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