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5 Matching Questions

  1. fracture
  2. clasts
  3. absolute dating
  4. relative dating
  5. principle of superposition
  1. a the process of placing objects or events in their proper sequence in time
  2. b the process of assigning a precise numerical age to an organism, object, or event
  3. c a rule stating that the oldest rocks in an undisturbed sequence of rock layers will be at the bottom of the sequence.
  4. d an uneven break in a mineral
  5. e small bits and pieces of other rocks in a rock

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. empty spaces between particles
  2. a description including the size and arrangement of a rock's components
  3. an idea which states that the laws of nature operate today as they have in the past
  4. textures of metamorphic rock that have layers or bands
  5. the physical property of a mineral that measures the resistance of a mineral to scratching

5 True/False Questions

  1. unconformityempty spaces between particles


  2. intrusive igneous rockrock that cools from magma


  3. extrusive igneous rockrock that cools from lava


  4. magmamelted or moten rock inside the earth


  5. cleavagesmall bits and pieces of other rocks in a rock


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