Devonian Mass Extinction: Causes, Facts, Evidence & Animals


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The Devonian period saw a flourishing of life after which previous mass extinction?

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1. About what percent of species went extinct in the Devonian mass extinction?

2. What environment was hit the hardest by the Devonian mass extinction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet will help you test your understanding of the Devonian mass extinction. These questions will focus on the causes and impact of this event.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using this quiz and worksheet set, you'll review your knowledge of:

  • The percentage of species that died out during the Devonian mass extinction
  • Major contributing factor to this extinction
  • The mass extinction that predated this one

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the primary cause of this mass extinction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a unique feature of the Devonian mass extinction
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the mass extinction event that predated the Devonian extinction and the percentage of all species that went extinct during the Devonian event

Additional Learning

For a better understanding of this catastrophic period, review the lesson titled Devonian Mass Extinction: Causes, Facts, Evidence & Animals. You will learn about:

  • The significance of the Devonian period to land-based organisms
  • The ocean ecosystem that was most negatively hit by this event
  • The effects of oxygen depletion on Devonian species
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