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Mary Anning Worksheet and Quiz

 

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Mary Anning was a fossil collector and palaeontologist. She is well known to identify many pre-historic fossils from the time of the dinosaurs. She collected fossils from the cliffs around Lyme Regis. She had an incredible understanding of fossils and dinosaur skeletons as she could tell which dinosaur a fossil came from just by glancing at it.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Mary Anning was the first person to uncover a full  ……………………………………… skeleton.

2. Her father …………………………………………….. was a carpenter and also a keen fossicker.

3. She found her first complete Plesiosaurus skeleton on …………………………………………….

4. Anning was not admitted to the Geological Society until………………………….as women were not allowed to join it.

5. She discovered a long-necked marine reptile called…………………………….

6. A major landslide in …………………………….. nearly killed Mary and claimed the life of her dog.

7. Mary’s second major plesiosaur find, macrocephalus was discovered in ………………….

8. She inspired the tongue twister ‘she sells sea shells on the seashore’ written by …………………………………………

9. Mary Anning died on ……………………………………………because of breast cancer.

10. ………………………………………… wrote an article about Mary, celebrating her life and achievements.

Answers:

1. Ichthyosaurus

2. Richard Anning

3. December 10, 1823

4. 1904

5. plesiosaur

6. 1833

7. 1830

8. Terry Sullivan

9. March 9, 1847

10. Charles Dickens

 

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