Paleozoic Era Quiz

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What percentage of Earth's history is represented by the Paleozoic Era?

6%

What is the age of the Earth in billion years?

4.6 billion

What is the term used to describe the relatively stable and immobile part of a continent?

craton

What is the term used to describe the exposed portion of the crystalline basement rocks of a continent?

shield

What is the term used to describe a shallow inland sea that transgressed and regressed over the craton?

epeiric sea

What are the three major geological eras in Earth's history?

Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic

What is the term used to describe the part of a continent where flat or gently-dipping sedimentary rocks were deposited?

Platform

Define cratons.

Relatively stable and immobile part of a continent, acting as the foundation on which all sediments were deposited.

What is the term used to describe elongated areas of mountain-building activity?

Mobile Belt

What is the term used to describe a shallow inland sea that transgressed and regressed over the craton?

Epeiric Sea

Test your knowledge of Earth's history with this quiz on the Paleozoic Era. From the Hadean to the Proterozoic, explore the various geological time periods and learn about the formation of cratons. Geol 108: Stratigraphy and Earth History Review awaits you!

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