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What is any method of determining an event is older or younger than other events?
a) Relative dating b) Absolute dating c) Carbon dating d) Radiometric dating
What is any method of measuring the actual age of an event or object in years?
a) Relative dating b) Teenage dating c) Absolute dating d) Carbon dating
A principle that states that geologic processes that occurred ini the past can still be explained by the current geologic processes is called?
a) Law of Superposition b) Catastrophism c) Unconformity d) Uniformitarianism
The principle that states that younger rocks lie above older rocks if the layers have not been disturbed is called?
a) Absolute dating b) Unconformity c) Law of Superposition d) Radioactive decay
An atom that has the same number of protons but a different number of neutron of the sam element...causing the element to have a different atomic mass is called a(n)?
a) Isotope b) Index Fossil c) Geologic Column d) Geologic Time Scale
A fossil is a
a) fossil that is found in the rock layers of only one geologic age and is used to establish the age of rock layers. b) trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most commonly preserved in sedimentary rock. c) break in the geologic record. d) a mark that is formed in soft sediment by the movement of an animal.
What is an unconformity?
a) A scientific study of fossils b) Any method of deterring whether an event of object is older or younger than other events or objects c) A break in the geologic record created when rock layers are eroded, when sediment is not deposited for a long period of time d) A principle that states geologic processes that occurred in the past can still be explained by the current geologic processes
What is a fossilized mark that is formed in soft sediment by the movement of an animal?
a) Dino fossil b) Fossil c) Index fossil d) Trace fossil
What is a fossil that is found in the rock layers of ONLY ONE geologic age and is used to establish the age of the rock layer is called a?
a) Fossil b) Index fossil c) Trace fossil d) Ghost fossil
An arrangement of rock layers in which the oldest rocks are at the bottom is called?
a) Geologic Column b) Law of Superposition c) Extinction d) Paleontology
Ross from the t.v. show Friends was a
a) Barber someone who cuts hair b) Actor, someone who pretends to be someone else for a living. c) Paleontologist, someone who studies fossils. d) Teacher, someone who teaches the future of America!
Dinosaurs, dodo birds and wooly mammoths are examples of animals that have gone into
a) Space. b) Starbucks to get a smoothie. c) Target to buy a t-shirt. d) Extinction, the death of every member of a species.
What is the process in which radioactive isotope tend to break down into a stable isotope of the same element is called?
a) Radioactive decay b) Radiometric dating c) Isotope d) Relative dating
What is a method of determining the ages of an object by estimating the ratio of the parent to daughter isotopes?
a) Couples skate dating b) Radiometric dating c) Absolute dating d) Relative dating
The study of fossils is called?
a) Bazingalogy! b) Ecology c) Geology d) Paleontology
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