Developments & Extinctions of Life on the Geological Time Scale


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The Great Dying occurred about ______.

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1. The dinosaurs died off at the end of the _______.

2. Which of the following is an example of disaster taxa?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the appearance and extinction of life throughout Earth's history. Quiz questions will test you on when the Great Dying occurred, the period of the dinosaurs' extinction, disaster taxa and Pterosaurs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will ask you about the history of life on Earth. Goals include:

  • Recall when the Great Dying occurred
  • Identify the last period of dinosaurs
  • Describe what Pterosaurs are
  • Understand what a supernova is
  • Recognize disaster taxa in an example

Skills Practiced

Lesson comprehension skills you will practice include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related earth history lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms and phrases, such as supernova and Pterosaur
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding periods of extinction on Earth

Additional Learning

To find out more about appearances and extinctions of life throughout Earth's history check out the related lesson, Developments & Extinctions of Life on the Geological Time Scale. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how life had survived through periods of mass extinction
  • Examine the K-T extinction event
  • Understand the Great Permian Extinction
  • Look at various life forms from past periods of life