Dating Rock Layers & Fossils
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  • Question 1
    120 seconds
    Q. The statement that the oldest layer will be at the bottom in an undisturbed sequence of rock layers is called the Principle of ....
    answer choices
    Inclusions
    Unconformities
    Cross-Cutting Relationships
    Superposition
  • Question 2
    120 seconds
    Q. The Principle of Cross-Cutting Relationships states that an igneous intrusion is 
    answer choices
    always younger than the layers it cuts across
    always older than the layers it cuts across
    the same age as the rock it melted
    none of the answers are correct
  • Question 3
    120 seconds
    Q. Relative age dating is used to determine the...
    answer choices
    actual age of an event
    length of time between two events
    age of one event in comparison with other events
    rate at which a gologic process occurs
  • Question 4
    120 seconds
    Q. Older rocks contained within newer rocks are called...
    answer choices
    intrusions
    inclusions
    fossils
    faults
  • Question 5
    120 seconds
    Q. Which of the following correctly lists the layers in order from oldest to youngest?
    answer choices
    A, B, C, D, E
    E, B, C, D, A
    E, D, C, B, A
    C, B, A, D, E
  • Question 6
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    Q. How old is the Earth?
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    4.6 billion years
    1.4 billion years
    4.6 million years
    6000 years
  • Question 7
    120 seconds
    Q. What is the oldest layer in the outcrop?
    answer choices
    B
    C
    D
    E
  • Question 8
    120 seconds
    Q. What is the youngest layer in the outcrop?
    answer choices
    A
    B
    C
    D
  • Question 9
    120 seconds
    Q. The rock formation labeled "P" is a(n)...
    answer choices
    fault
    intrusion
    inclusion
    unconformity
  • Question 10
    120 seconds
    Q. Letter "F" is a....
    answer choices
    inclusion
    intrusion
    fault
    unconformity 
  • Question 11
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    Q. Letter "A" is an....
    answer choices
    inclusion
    intrusion
    fault
    unconformity 
  • Question 12
    180 seconds
    Q. Traces or remains of organisms that lived long ago
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    Fossil
    Unconformity
    Superposition
    Column
  • Question 13
    180 seconds
    Q. How does the law of crosscutting explain the age of a fault?
    answer choices
    The fault is younger than the rocks above it.
    The fault is younger than the rocks it cuts through.
    The fault is older than the rocks above it.
    The fault is older than the rocks it cuts through.
  • Question 14
    180 seconds
    Q. What are the relative ages of the features in order from oldest to youngest?
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    Limestone, Basalt, Fault, Siltstone
    Siltstone, Fault, Basalt, Limestone
    Limestone, Fault, Basalt, Siltstone
    Limestone, Siltstone, Fault, Basalt
  • Question 15
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    Q. The Geologic Time Scale is a record of what?
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    old geologists
    sweet geology music
    the known history of rocks and fossils
    a list of every living thing ever
  • Question 16
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    Q. How does sedimentary rock usually form?
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    Vertically
    Diagonally
    Folding
    Horizontally
  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The numerical age, in years, of any object.

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    absolute age

    relative age

    space age

    old age

  • Question 18
    20 seconds
    Q. In which kind of rock do we usually find a fossil?
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    sedimentary  rock
    metamorphic rock
    igneous rock
  • Question 19
    60 seconds
    Q. The diagram shows fossils in different rock layers. Which of these statements about the age of these fossils is most likely correct?
    answer choices
    Fossil A and C are the same age
    Fossil B is older than fossil C
    Fossils A is older than fossil B
    Fossil D is older than fossil C
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