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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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