The Paleozoic Era: Definition, Timeline & Events


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How many million years ago did the Paleozoic Era begin?

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1. Which of the following was not a period of the Paleozoic Era?

2. 'The Cambrian Explosion' refers to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will see what you know about the Paleozoic Era. You'll be tested on topics such as the era's beginning and the Cambrian Explosion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The Cambrian Explosion
  • Periods in the Paleozoic Era
  • Animals that thrived during the era
  • How the era ended

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Paleozoic Era
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the animals that were the most successful
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the lesson the most important information regarding the demise of the era

Additional Learning

To learn more about the era, review the accompanying lesson on The Paleozoic Era. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Details when the Paleozoic era started
  • Explains the Cambrian Explosion
  • Covers the trilobite
  • Explores the end of the era