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The Mesozoic Era: Plants & Animals

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The Mesozoic Era is composed of three geologic periods. Which of the following periods does not belong to the Mesozoic Era?

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1. The Mesozoic Era is often called the 'Age of ______.'

2. During the Jurassic Period of the Mesozoic Era, ______ species filled most ecological roles (such as herbivores and carnivores).

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of the plants and animals of the Mesozoic Era. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the geologic periods of the era and the types of species in existence during the time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The scientific term for flowering plants
  • What periods make up the Mesozoic Era
  • What the Mesozoic Era is known for
  • The predominant species of the Jurassic Period
  • When mammals were present

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the plants and animals of the Mesozoic Era
  • Making connections - understand the concept of the geologic timeline
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as angiosperm and gymnosperm
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the three periods of the Mesozoic Era

Additional Learning

To learn more about this geologic era, review the corresponding lesson on Plants and Animals of the Mesozoic Era. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the defining features of the Mesozoic era
  • Discuss the three periods that make up the era
  • Understand the geologic timeline
  • Explore the plants and animals that predominated during the different periods of the era
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