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5 Matching Questions

  1. absolute dating
  2. fossil
  3. unconformity
  4. mineral
  5. uniformitarianism
  1. a the remains or traces of organ isms found in geologic record
  2. b a gap in the rock record during which erosion occured or deposition was absent
  3. c the process of assigning a precise numerical age to an organism, object, or event
  4. d an idea which states that the laws of nature operate today as they have in the past
  5. e naturally occuring element or compound that is inorganic, solid, and has crystalline structure

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the color of a mineral in powdered form
  2. the process in which minerals slowly precipitate out of water and fill in the spaces between clasts
  3. naturally formed, consolidated mixture containing minerals, rock fragments, or volcanic glass
  4. a rule stating that the oldest rocks in an undisturbed sequence of rock layers will be at the bottom of the sequence.
  5. melted or moten rock inside the earth

5 True/False Questions

  1. foliatedtextures of metamorphic rock that have layers or bands


  2. extrusive igneous rockrock that cools from lava


  3. intrusive igneous rockrock that cools from lava


  4. clastsmelted or moten rock inside the earth


  5. hardnessthe physical property of a mineral that measures the resistance of a mineral to scratching


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