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Prehistoric Fauna and Flora

written by: daspletosaurus
 
This quiz challenges your knowledge of prehistoric animal and plant evolution.

Question 1:


The earliest evidence of animal life comes from this period.
Ordovician
Cambrian
Vendian
Carboniferous

Question 2:


These extinct arthropods are found throughout Paleozoic strata and are commonly used as index fossils for this era.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
None of these
Dinosaurs
Trilobite
Anomolocaris

Question 3:


Early amphibians such as Icthyostega evolved during what geological period?
Devonian
Permian
Silurian
Carboniferous

Question 4:


Arthropods were the largest animals on Earth during the Silurian period (443ma-417ma).
True
False

Question 5:


What was the only mass extinction in which insects were affected?
Triassic/Jurassic event
Ordovician/Silurian event
Cretaceous/Paleogene event
Permian/Triassic event

Question 6:


During what geological period did the earliest vascular plants evolve?
Cambrian
Cretaceous
Devonian
Silurian

Question 7:


When did the first grasses evolve?
65 million years ago
35 million years ago
55 million years ago
200 million years ago

Question 8:


It has been proposed that before the evolution of leaves, plants had the photosynthetic apparatus on which parts?
roots
none of these
buds
stems

Question 9:


Most plant groups became extinct during the Permo-Triassic extinction event.
False
True

Question 10:


What period marks the beginning of extensive land colonization by plants?
Devonian
Permian
Cambrian
Cretaceous

 


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