Understanding Earth

Geology/Geography/Oceanography/Atmospheric Sciences

Quiz 8 :

Clocks in Rocks: Timing the Geologic Period

Quiz 8 :

Clocks in Rocks: Timing the Geologic Period

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Who proposed the theory of evolution?
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Which of the following is the best statement of the principle of original horizontality?
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Fossils are most common in which rock types?
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When did the Mesozoic era begin?
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When were Earth's climate,geodynamo,and plate tectonics systems established?
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During which geologic eon did the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere approach modern levels?
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Which of the following scientists is incorrectly paired with their major discovery?
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The study of the layers in sedimentary rock is known as
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The study of ancient life forms preserved in the rock record is referred to as
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A stratigraphic succession is a vertical set of strata
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A disconformity is _
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In sequence stratigraphy,what is a sequence?
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An undeformed sedimentary layer is ______ than the layer above and ______ than the layer below.
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What is an unconformity?
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The study of faunal succession allows
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How old are the oldest zircon minerals on Earth?
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Which of the following is used by geologists to determine the relative ages in a rock sequence?
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Which of the following is an erosion surface that separates two sets of sedimentary layers with nonparallel bedding planes?
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The principle of superposition states that
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How long did the Proterozoic eon last?
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