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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. relative dating
  2. clasts
  3. mineral
  4. cementation
  5. unconformity
  1. a a gap in the rock record during which erosion occured or deposition was absent
  2. b naturally occuring element or compound that is inorganic, solid, and has crystalline structure
  3. c small bits and pieces of other rocks in a rock
  4. d the process of placing objects or events in their proper sequence in time
  5. e the process in which minerals slowly precipitate out of water and fill in the spaces between clasts

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. empty spaces between particles
  2. the process of assigning a precise numerical age to an organism, object, or event
  3. an idea which states that the laws of nature operate today as they have in the past
  4. a rule stating that the oldest rocks in an undisturbed sequence of rock layers will be at the bottom of the sequence.
  5. textures of metamorphic rock that have layers or bands

5 True/False questions

  1. texturea description including the size and arrangement of a rock's components


  2. streakthe color of a mineral in powdered form


  3. rock cyclenaturally formed, consolidated mixture containing minerals, rock fragments, or volcanic glass


  4. extrusive igneous rockrock that cools from magma


  5. intrusive igneous rockrock that cools from lava