Geologic Time: Analyzing the Rock and Fossil Record
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    According to scientists, the Earth is approximately this many years old.

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    4.6 billion

    13.7 billion

    7.0 billion

    5.0 billion

    3.4 million

  • Question 2
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    He was a Scottish naturalist and farmer who came up with the Principle of Uniformitarianism. He is considered the person who developed the idea of geologic time and proposed that the Earth was much older than people thought at the time.

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    James Hutton

    Nicolaus Steno

    James Newton

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Tesla

  • Question 3
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    According to this Principle, geologic processes that occur today are similar to those that have occurred in the past.

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    Uniformitarianism

    Superposition

    Original Horizontality

    Lateral Continuity

    Cross-Cutting Relationships

  • Question 4
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    This is the actual age of something.

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    absolute age

    relative age

    superposition

    uniform

    fossils

  • Question 5
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    This is the age of rocks and geologic features as compared with other rocks and geologic features nearby.

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    relative age

    absolute age

    superposition

    cross-cutting relationships

    inclusions

  • Question 6
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    This man developed a set of principles to compare the ages of rocks.

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    Nicolaus Steno

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    James Hutton

    James Newton

    Nicolaus Tesla

  • Question 7
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    According to this Principle, in undisturbed rock layers, the oldest rocks are on the bottom.

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    Superposition

    Original Horizontality

    Lateral Continuity

    Cross-cutting Relationships

    Uniformitarianism

  • Question 8
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    According to this Principle, sediments are deposited in large, flat sheets.

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    Original Horizontality

    Superposition

    Lateral Continuity

    Cross-Cutting Relationships

    Inclusion

  • Question 9
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    According to this Principle, if one geologic feature cuts across another feature, the feature that it cuts across is older.

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    Cross-Cutting Relationships

    Superposition

    Original Horizontality

    Lateral Continuity

    Inclusion

  • Question 10
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    According to this Principle, if one rock contains pieces of another rock, the rock containing the pieces is younger than the pieces of rock it contains.

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    Inclusion

    Superposition

    Cross-Cutting Relationships

    Lateral Continuity

    Original Horizontality

  • Question 11
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    This is a piece of a rock that has been broken off and become part of a new rock.

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    inclusion

    exclusion

    intrusion

    infusion

    exfoliation

  • Question 12
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    These are the preserved remains or evidence of ancient living things.

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    fossils

    corals

    teachers

    rocks

    boomers

  • Question 13
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    Rocks and fossils preserve many examples of these when many species on Earth died or became extinct within a relatively short time.

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    mass extinction

    mass wasting

    mass preservation

    invasive species

    meteor impacts

  • Question 14
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    These Principles include Superposition, Original Horizontality, Lateral Continuity, Cross-Cutting Relationships, and Inclusion.

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    Steno's Principles of Relative-Age Dating

    Hutton's Principle of Uniformitarianism

    Saltzer's Principles of Classroom Management

    Archimede's Principles of Buoyancy

    Bernouli's Principles of Buoyancy

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