Earth History Vocabulary
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  • Question 1
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    Q. The branch of science involving the physical composition and history of the planet. 
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    Geology 
    Biology 
    Math 
    Chemistry 
  • Question 2
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    Q. The system of time measurement involving the formation of and changes of the Earth. 
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    Index Fossil 
    Geologic Time Scale 
    Law of Superposition 
    Preserved Fossil 
  • Question 3
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    Q. Very large division of geologic time; usually referred to as the longest division of time. 
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    Era
    Epoch 
    Eon 
    Period
  • Question 4
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    Q. Subdivision of an eon (Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic)
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    Era 
    Period
    Epoch 
    Eon 
  • Question 5
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    Q. Subdivision of an Era
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    Era 
    Eon 
    Period 
    Epock
  • Question 6
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    Q. Subdivision of a period; shortest division of geologic time. 
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    Eon 
    Era 
    Period 
    Epoch 
  • Question 7
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    Q. Occurs when a species( organism) dies out and no longer lives on the planet. 
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    Extinction 
    Fossil 
    Epoch 
    Relative Age
  • Question 8
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    Q. Method of determining the age based on measuring radioactive elements (radiometric) 
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    Radioactive Dating 
    Relative Age 
    Index Fossil 
    Law of Superposition 
  • Question 9
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    Q. Determination of the age of a rock based on the surrounding evidence 
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    Radioactive Dating 
    Relative Age 
    Trace Fossil 
    Carbonized Fossil 
  • Question 10
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    Q. A common fossil found in many areas from a specific time; used to help identify the age of other formations. 
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    Trace Fossil 
    Mold Fossil 
    Cast Fossil 
    Index Fossil 
  • Question 11
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    Q. Remains or impression of an organism preserved in petrified rock. 
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    Fossil 
    Eon 
    Extinction 
    Period
  • Question 12
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    Q. Refers to the information provided by all of the discovered fossils throughout geologic history. 
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    Law of Superposition 
    Geologic time scale
    Fossil Record 
    Radioactive Dating 
  • Question 13
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    Q. States that younger rock is found above older rock when comparing undisturbed sedimentary rock layers. 
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    Law of Thermodynamics 
    Law of Gravity 
    Law of Superposition 
    Murphy's Law
  • Question 14
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    Q. A fossilized piece of evidence of an organism's activity ( such as a footprint)
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    Mold Fossil 
    Trace Fossil
    Cast Fossil 
    Preserved Fossil
  • Question 15
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    Q. Fossil that forms when minerals solidify into rock around the shape of the original organism, leaving a cavity behind
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    Cast Fossil 
    mold fossil
    Preserved Fossil 
    Carbonized Fossil 
  • Question 16
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    Q. Fossil that forms when a mold is filled with sediment and hardens into the shape of the organism 
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    Trace Fossil 
    Mold Fossil 
    Cast Fossil 
    Preserved Fossil 
  • Question 17
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    Q. Fossil that forms when organic material is trapped in  ice, rock, amber, or tar. 
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    Trace Fossil 
    Mold Fossil 
    Cast Fossil 
    Preserved Fossil 
  • Question 18
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    Q. Fossil that forms when organic material is pressed between layers of rock. 
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    Carbonized Fossil 
    Trace Fossil 
    Preserved Fossil 
    Cast Fossil 
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