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A layer of marine fossils are discovered in a desert environment. Which hypothesis best explains the discovery?
a) the area was once covered in water b) volcanic activity once occurred in the area c) a catastrophic event once occurred in the area d) erosion turned most of the limestone in the area into sand
Fossils of warm-weather plants were found on an island in the arctic ocean. What can best be concluded from this discovery?
a) spores of plants drifted by air currents to the island b) ocean currents carried the plants to the island c) the island drifted from a tropical region to is present location d) seeds of plants have been carried to the island by migratory birds
Which statement supports the theory of evolution?
a) all living cells come from previous cells b) all plants and animals have DNA c) matter cannot be created or destroyed during chemical reactions d) fossils provide evidence that vertebrates share a common ancestor
A scientist has a hypothesis that a large volcanic eruption caused a change in global temperature. Which information gained from ice cores is most useful in supporting the scientist's hypothesis?
a) levels of dissolved oxygen b) identities of trace metals c) estimates of natural radioactivity d) amounts of atmospheric dust
Which type of fossil do you have when minerals have replaced all or part of the organism and changed it to stone?
a) Carbon Film b) Petrified Fossil c) Trace Fossil d) Perserved Remains
Which type of fossil do you have when you have a fossilized foot print of an organism?
a) Carbon Film b) Petrified Fossil c) Trace Fossil d) Perserved Remains
Which type of fossil do you have when you have an organism that has been incased in amber?
a) Carbon Film b) Petrified Fossil c) Trace Fossil d) Perserved Remains
Which type of fossil do you have when you have an extremely thin layer of carbon on a rock preserving the delicate parts of an organism?
a) Carbon Film b) Petrified Fossil c) Trace Fossil d) Perserved Remains
What does the law of superposition state?
a) Energy cannot be create or destroyed it can only be changed. b) Older rock layers are at the top and younger rock layers are at the bottom. c) Older rock layers are at the bottom and younger rock layers are at the top. d) Rock layers ages are related to the position of the situation at which they are placed in.
If I say that a basketball team consists of players that are in middle school and might be between the ages of 13-14 years old, which of the following am I using?
a) relative age b) absolute age c) carbon dating d) law of superposition
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