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The type of disturbance that bends rock like a taco.
a) fold
b) fault
c) unconformity
d) intrusion

using radioactive elements to date rocks
a) relative age
b) superposition
c) radioactive dating
d) fossil dating

The type of disturbance that shifts rock layers
a) fold
b) fault
c) unconformity
d) intrusion

The type of distrubance that is formed when magma burns it way through rock layers.
a) fold
b) fault
c) unconformity
d) intrusion

the estimated age of rocks in years
a) relative age
b) superposition age
c) radioactive age
d) absolute age

fossils that are widespread whith a known age that is used to date other fossils and rocks
a) mold fossil
b) trace fossil
c) index fossil
d) carbon fossil

The time it takes for half a sample of a radioactive element to decay
a) relative age
b) half-life
c) index fossil
d) fault

Law of Superposition
a) youngest rock layers are at the bottom while oldest rock layers are at the top
b) youngest rock layers are next to oldest rock layers
c) youngest rock layers are at the top while oldest rock layers are at the bottom
d) youngest rock layers alternate with oldest rock layers

determing the age of rocks by examining their position in a layer
a) relative dating
b) absolute dating
c) radioactive dating
d) half-life

The type of disturbance that is formed when rock layers are eroded away.
a) fold
b) fault
c) unconformity
d) intrusion

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