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Ancient earth

How much do you know about the Earth's history? Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz! 10 Questions.

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What is the name of the only large landmass (super continent) to be found in the Triassic, before breaking up during the Jurassic period?

  • Pangea
  • Gondwana
  • Laurasia


"Laurasia" is the correct name for what?

  • The large northern continent created by the breakup of Pangea.
  • The large southern continent created by the breakup of Pangea.
  • The first flower to evolve on Earth.


What was the name of the large southern continent created by the breakup of supercontinent Pangea?

  • Kazakhstania
  • Gondwana
  • Laurussia


What was the "Panthalassa"?

  • The huge sea surrounding the supercontinent Rodinia
  • The giant global ocean surrounding the supercontinent Pangea
  • A huge lake in the middle of Laurasia


All right.. can you tell me what the "Mirovia" was?

  • An early type of algae that existed in the Precambrian Era
  • A small continent formed when Pangea broke up
  • The giant ocean around the supercontinent Rodinia


During what era and time period within that era did the first dinosaurs appear on the Earth?

  • The Jurassic Period; Mesozoic Era
  • The Permian Period; Late Paleozoic Era
  • The Triassic Period; Mesozoic Era


During what time period in the Paleozoic Era did sharks first appear on the Earth?

  • Carboniferous
  • Ordovician
  • Devonian


What was one of the major evolutionary developments made on Earth during the Silurian time period?

  • Land plants
  • Mammals
  • Fish


Which prehistoric climate was more humid, the Triassic or the Jurassic?

  • They were the same
  • The Triassic
  • The Jurassic


What is the "K/T boundary"?

  • The sea dividing Laurasia and Gondwana
  • The Cretaeceous/ Tertiary boundary
  • The boundary dividing before and after the humans learned to speak