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Ammonites

written by: daspletosaurus
 
This quiz is about the ammonites, mollusks which lived during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras.

Question 1:


What Egyptian god was the ammonite named for?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 2:


During what geological time period did the ammonites evolve?
The Triassic period
The Carboniferous period
The Silurian period
The Devonian period

Question 3:


The nautilus is the closest living relative of the ammonite.
False
True

Question 4:


Name the largest known species of ammonite, which was found in Germany in 1895.
Parapuzosia seppenradensis
Nautilus pompilius
Parapuzosia bradyi
Allonautilus perforatus

Question 5:


What rare gemstone is formed from the fossilized shells of ammonites?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


What is the greatest depth the shell of a nautilus can withstand before imploding?
800 meters
187 meters
300 meters
100 meters

Question 7:


Were the shells of all ammonites coiled?
No
Yes

Question 8:


What is the average lifespan of a nautilus?
10 years
20 years
40 years
2 years

Question 9:


Ammonites lived on the ocean floor.
False
True

Question 10:


Ammonites became extinct at the end of what geological period?
Permian
Jurassic
Triassic
Cretaceous

 


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