The Cenozoic Era: Definition, Time Period & Facts


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The Cenozoic Era began with what event?

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1. The current positions of the continents resulted from what supercontinent?

2. The merging of North and South America caused what area to cool?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combination will display your knowledge of the Cenozoic Era. Areas of emphasis on the test include how the era began and the merging of continents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on the following:

  • Start of the Cenozoic Era
  • Supercontinent whose split formed our current continents
  • Effects of the merging of North and South America
  • Three periods of the Cenozoic Era

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Cenozoic Era
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify animals that were present during the Cenozoic
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding supercontinents and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To understand more about this period, review the lesson titled The Cenozoic Era: Definition, Time Period & Facts. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Three periods of the era
  • KT Extinction
  • Age of the mammals
  • Continental positioning