Not every geologist is a fossil expert, just as not every geologist is a volcanologist, petrologist, hydrologist, mining engineer, et cetera. But every geologist, no matter what their specialty is, gets asked about fossils. And many of us found our first fixation in fossils. Nevertheless, the Fossils Geo-Quiz is the kind of quiz where lay people have a fairly equal chance of matching the pros, because everyone knows a little something about fossils. See if you can face these 12 escalating questions without finding yourself . . . petrified.
For extra credit, tell us about your first fossil.