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Determining the relative age of a fossil can be done using what law?
a) Law of Relativity
b) Law of Superposition
c) Law of Radioactive Dating
d) Law of Superfossilization

Which parts of an organism are more likely to become fossilized?
a) soft parts of organism
b) hard parts of organism
c) only teeth
d) only hair

Famous tar pits in California where many fossils have been found due to organisms getting stuck in the tar
a) La Brea Tar Pits
b) La Bronco Tar Pits
c) Los Animas Tar Pits
d) Los Alamo Tar Pits

Type of fault where plates move vertically
a) dip slip fault
b) your fault
c) uplift fault
d) strike slip fault

Type of fault where plates move horizontally past each other
a) strike slip fault
b) no one's fault
c) dip slip fault
d) uplift fault

Pieces of rock and sand are called
a) sedimental
b) sedimentation
c) sedimentary
d) sediments

The process of sediments building up to bury an organism
a) superposition
b) burial
c) uplift
d) sedimentation

What are two types of fossils?
a) footprint and tooth bite fossils
b) sedimentary and igneous fossils
c) body and trace fossils
d) strike and dip slip fossils

Which of the following is an example of a body fossil?
a) frozen mammoth
b) tooth bite
c) footprint
d) none of the above

One type of process that brings fossils to the Earth's surface is
a) sedimentation
b) uplifting
c) fossilization
d) preservation

What type of rock are fossils found in?
a) metamorphic
b) igneous
c) sedimentary
d) all three rock types

What is a fossil?
a) a type of rock
b) preserved remains of an organism
c) a form of sediment
d) living organisms

Which of the following is a trace fossil?
a) tooth
b) petrified wood
c) hardened bone
d) footprint

Using the Law of Superposition, older fossils will be found
a) deeper in the ground
b) closer to the surface
c) neither deeper in the ground nor closer to the surface
d) both deeper in the ground and closer to the surface

The Law of Superposition cannot always be used to determine the age of fossils because of
a) sedimentation
b) fossilization
c) uplifting and faults
d) preservation

Type of method used to determine the accurate age of fossils
a) radiocarbon dating
b) radioactive dating
c) radiostation dating
d) iheartradio dating

Process that breaks down rocks into smaller pieces
a) sedimentation
b) erosion
c) weathering
d) sediments

Process that washes away broken down rock particles
a) fossilization
b) weathering
c) sedimentation
d) erosion

Change in life over time where organisms give rise to new organisms
a) natural selection
b) evolution
c) sedimentation
d) fossilization

What type of evolutionary evidence would studying DNA is preserved remains be?
a) chronologic evidence
b) transitional intermediate evidence
c) comparative anatomy evidence
d) cellular genetic evidence

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