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5 Matching questions

  1. Charles Darwin
  2. Pangaea
  3. Joint/fracture
  4. James Hutton
  5. Tsunami
  1. a Seismic sea wave that begins over an earthquake focus and can be highly destructive when it crashes on the shore.
  2. b Geologist who developed the principle of Uniformitarianism, considered the father of modern geology.
  3. c Crack in the earth along which NO movement has occured.
  4. d large, ancient landmass that was composed of all the continents joined together
  5. e English naturalist. He studied the plants and animals of South America and the Pacific islands, and in his book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859) set forth his theory of evolution.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Principle that states that which cats across is younger that what it cuts.
  2. A type of body fossil that forms in rock when an organism with hard parts is buried, decays or dissolves and leaves a cavity int he rock
  3. Unusually a hot area at the boundary between Earths mantel and core that forms volcanoes melted rock is forced upward and breaks through the crust.
  4. Thin film Of carbon residue preserved as a fossil.
  5. Principle that states that in a series of layers that contain fossils, the oldest fossil is at the bottom.

5 True/False questions

  1. Relative AgeAge in years of a rock or other objects that can be determined by using properties of the atoms that make up materials.


  2. IntensityThe amount of damage caused by an earthquake.


  3. MagnitudeA type of body fossil that firms when crystals fill a mold or sediments wash into mold and harden into rock.


  4. Epicenterlarge, ancient landmass that was composed of all the continents joined together


  5. DikeIgneous rock feature formed when magma is squeezed into a vertical crack that cuts across rock layers and hardens underground.