Phanerozoic Eon: Facts & Timeline


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In Earth's history, how long has the Phanerozoic Eon been occurring?

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1. The largest extinction in Earth's history killed of what percentage of life?

2. What was the name of the most recent supercontinent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the Phanerozoic Era. Topics on the quiz include how long the Phanerozoic Eon has lasted as well as the name of the most recent supercontinent.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Length of the Phanerozoic Eon
  • Most recent supercontinent
  • Percentage of life killed in largest extinction in history
  • Likely event responsible for dinosaur extinction
  • When the Phanerozoic Eon ended

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the length of the Phanerozoic Eon and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Earth science lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the percentage of life killed in the largest extinction in history

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Phanerozoic Eon: Facts & Timeline. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the Phanerozoic Eon is
  • Identify the span of time making up the eon
  • Explain what made the current eon start in Earth's timeline
  • Describe how dinosaurs and humans are similar