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The Cenozoic Era

written by: daspletosaurus
 
This quiz challenges your knowledge of the Cenozoic era - the age of mammals.

Question 1:


What does the term "Cenozoic" mean?
Middle life
Recent life
Mammalian life
Ancient life

Question 2:


During which epoch of the Cenozoic did permanent ice caps form on Antarctica?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:


How many epochs is the Cenozoic era divided into?
None of these
6
2
7

Question 4:


This subcontinent collided with Eurasia 55 million years ago.
None of these
Greenland
Middle-eastern subcontinent
Indian subcontinent

Question 5:


Grass did not evolve during the Cenozoic era.
True
False

Question 6:


Horses evolved in North America during the Cenozoic era but became extinct there 10,000 years ago.
True
False

Question 7:


The first true Homo sapiens (human) appeared in Africa about how many years ago?
250,000 years ago
1 million years ago
5 million years ago
12,000 years ago

Question 8:


The Messinian salinity crisis occurred when the Mediterranean sea evaporated completely during the Pliocene epoch.
True
False

Question 9:


All recorded historical events occurred during this epoch.
Pleistocene
Miocene
Holocene
Pliocene

Question 10:


What event signalled the end of the Cenozoic?
A large mass extinction
None of these
The evolution of humans
The Cenozoic has not ended.

 


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