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5 Matching questions

  1. Composite
  2. Earthquake
  3. Cross-cutting relationship
  4. Faunal Succession
  5. Focus
  1. a Vibrations producedwjen rocks break along a fault
  2. b In an earthquake, the point below Earth's surface were energy is released in the form of Seismic waves.
  3. c Principle that states that in a series of layers that contain fossils, the oldest fossil is at the bottom.
  4. d Volcano built by alternating explosive and quiet eruptions that produce layers of tephra and lava; fond mostly where earths plates come together and one plate sinks below the other.
  5. e Principle that states that which cats across is younger that what it cuts.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Igneous rock featured formed when magma is squeezed into a horizontal crack between layers layers of rock that hardens underground.
  2. States that in an undisturbed rock layers the oldest rocks are on the bottom and the rocks become progressively younger toward the top.
  3. An unconformity in which younger sediment or sedimentary rocks rest on the eroded surface of tilted or folded older rocks.
  4. Point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquakes focus.
  5. Igneous rock feature formed when magma is squeezed into a vertical crack that cuts across rock layers and hardens underground.

5 True/False questions

  1. Absolute ageThe age of something compared with other things.


  2. Tsunamilarge, ancient landmass that was composed of all the continents joined together


  3. IntensityThe amount of damage caused by an earthquake.


  4. Cinder ConeSteep sided loosely packed volcano formed when tephra falls to the ground.


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


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