5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Absolute age
- Relative Age
- a large, ancient landmass that was composed of all the continents joined together
- b Seismic sea wave that begins over an earthquake focus and can be highly destructive when it crashes on the shore.
- c A type of body fossil that firms when crystals fill a mold or sediments wash into mold and harden into rock.
- d The age of something compared with other things.
- e Age in years of a rock or other objects that can be determined by using properties of the atoms that make up materials.
5 Multiple choice questions
- the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products.
- 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.
- 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
- Remains of species that existed on earth for a relatively short period of time, were abundant and widespread geography, and can be used geologists to assign the ages of rock layers.
- Measure of energy released during an earthquake.
5 True/False questions
Uniformitarianism → Principle that states that processes that are occurring on the earth today have happened also in the past at or about the same rate.
Fault → A type of body fossil that firms when crystals fill a mold or sediments wash into mold and harden into rock.
Intensity → The amount of damage caused by an earthquake.
Superposition → States that in an undisturbed rock layers the oldest rocks are on the bottom and the rocks become progressively younger toward the top.
Dike → Igneous rock feature formed when magma is squeezed into a vertical crack that cuts across rock layers and hardens underground.