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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. absolute dating
  2. fossil
  3. relative dating
  4. cleavage
  5. uniformitarianism
  1. a the process of assigning a precise numerical age to an organism, object, or event
  2. b physical property of a mineral that allows it to break along flat planes
  3. c the remains or traces of organ isms found in geologic record
  4. d the process of placing objects or events in their proper sequence in time
  5. e an idea which states that the laws of nature operate today as they have in the past

5 Multiple choice questions

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

5 True/False questions

  1. rock cyclechemical and physical process that continuously form and change rocks


  2. extrusive igneous rockrock that cools from magma


  3. unconformitya gap in the rock record during which erosion occured or deposition was absent


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


  5. intrusive igneous rockrock that cools from magma