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Geologic Time: Analyzing the Rock and Fossil Record

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14 questions

  • 1. Multiple Choice
    20 seconds
    1 pt

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

    4.6 billion

    13.7 billion

    7.0 billion

    5.0 billion

    3.4 million

  • 2. Multiple Choice
    20 seconds
    1 pt

    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.

    James Hutton

    Nicolaus Steno

    James Newton

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Tesla

  • 3. Multiple Choice
    20 seconds
    1 pt

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

    Uniformitarianism

    Superposition

    Original Horizontality

    Lateral Continuity

    Cross-Cutting Relationships

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