The Relative Age of Rocks
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  • Question 1
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    Q. The number of years that have passed since the rock formed is the rock's
    answer choices
    relative age
    law of superposition
    absolute age
    index fossil
  • Question 2
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    Q. The age of a rock compared to the ages of other rocks is the rock's
    answer choices
    absolute age
    geologic age
    sedimentary age
    relative age
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. A formation of igneous rock on Earth's surface is known as 
    answer choices
    a gap
    an intrusion
    a fault
    an extrusion
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. A break in Earth's crust is called
    answer choices
    an intrusion
    a fault
    a layer
    an index fossil
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. Geologists use the law of _________ to determine the relative ages of sedimentary rock layers.
    answer choices
    geology
    superposition
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. A mass of igneous rock below the Earth's surface is called a __________/
    answer choices
    intrusion
    extrusion
  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q. Because of ___________, most of the geologic record of sedimentary rock layers has been lost. 
    answer choices
    unconformity
    erosion
  • Question 8
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    Q. A gap in the geologic record is known as a(n)_______________.
    answer choices
    unconformity
    intrusion
  • Question 9
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    Q. The position in which rock layers appear can be changed by gaps in the geologic record and by ______________.
    answer choices
    faults
    folding
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. According to the law of __________, in horizontal sedimentary rock layers the oldest layer is at the bottom and the youngest layer is at the top. 
    answer choices
    superposition
    index fossil
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