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  1. what portion of an angular, fracture-bounded granitic block shows the highest rate of weathering?
  2. flat surfaces along which sedimentary rocks tend to separate or break are called
  3. (T/F) chalk and coquina are types of coal
  4. which one of the following statements concerning mechanical weathering is not true
  5. which of the following is an essential characteristic of an index fossil
  1. a bedding planes
  2. b the fossil occurs over a short period of geologic time
  3. c false
  4. d the edges and corners
  5. e involves a major change in the mineral composition of the weathered material

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. an index fossil
  2. the amazon rainforest
  3. pressures are fairly low, the rock is in the upper part of the crust, and heat is supplied from a nearby magma body
  4. Chemical
  5. Quartz

5 True/False Questions

  1. the daughter product of radioactive decay of the Potassium 40 isotope isArgon 40


  2. (T/F) very fined-grained, iron oxide particles account for nearly all read, yellow and brown soil colorsbreccia clasts (fragments) are angular, conglomerate clasts are rounded


  3. if a fault cuts across a bed of sedimentary rocks, then which of the following statements must be truethe fault is younger than the sedimentary rocks


  4. which of the following geologic observations would not bear directly working out the geologic history of events in an areaabundance of quartz and feldspar in granite


  5. which one of the following is an important, mechanical weathering process for enlarging fractures and extending them deeper into large boulders and bedrock.involves a major change in the mineral composition of the weathered material


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