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The Paleozoic Era

written by: daspletosaurus
 
The Paleozoic era was a time of ever increasing biodiversity which has forever left its mark upon the land.

Question 1:


What does the term “Paleozoic” mean?
Middle life
Ancient life
Age of ancient life
Recent life

Question 2:


What term refers to the raise in biodiversity that occurred during the early Paleozoic era?
Cambrian Explosion
Biodiversity Boom
None of these
Mass radiation of life

Question 3:


Name one of the four major continents that existed during the early Paleozoic era.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 4:


Which of the following is not a period of the Paleozoic era?
Silurian
Cambrian
Permian
Paleogene

Question 5:


The atmospheric oxygen content during the late Paleozoic era was greater than that of today.
False
True

Question 6:


Which animal is often used as an index fossil for identifying Paleozoic strata?
Trilobite
Dinosaur
None of the above
Dimetrodon

Question 7:


The oldest confirmed fossil of a reptile belonged to what animal?
Westlothiana
Dimetrodon
Petrolacosaurus
Hylonomus

Question 8:


The first terrestrial plants evolved during the Silurian period. Which of the following is an example of these primitive floras?
None of these
Cooksonia
Archaeopteris
Lepidodendron

Question 9:


Mammal like reptiles were common by the end of the Paleozoic.
True
False

Question 10:


What event signaled the end of the Paleozoic?
None of these
The evolution of the dinosaurs
A large mass extinction at the end of the Permian period
The evolution of humans

 


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