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How are rock layers arranged in the geologic column?
a) Youngest rocks are in the middle. b) Youngest rocks are on the bottom. c) Oldest rocks are on the bottom. d) Oldest rocks are on the top
Which one of the following is NOT a type of disturbance?
a) fault b) intrusion c) tilting d) breaking
This type of unconformity exists when a layer or multiple layers of rock is missing.
a) disconformity b) nonconformity c) angular unconformity d) disturbance
This type of unconformity exists when undisturbed layers are on top of folded or tilted layers.
a) disconformity b) nonconformity c) angular unconformity d) disturbance
Where can the geologic column be found?
a) South America b) Africa c) Antarctica d) nowhere
Disturbances are always _______________ than the layers in which they exist.
a) the same age b) younger c) older d) prettier
When deposition stops for a while and restarts, an unconformity is created by
a) erosion b) nondeposition c) d)
A break in the geologic record
a) relative dating b) unconformity c) erosion d) superposition
The rule that tells us that younger rocks lie on top of older rocks.
a) relative dating b) unconformity c) erosion d) superposition
A type of disturbance causing rock layers to be bent and buckled
a) tilting b) folding c) fault d) intrusion
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