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Question 11.Radiometric dating is a method used to date rocks based on what?
Question 22.James needs to write a report which will describe the ups and downs of mammals in a previous time period. Why would discussing epochs make sense?
Question 33.Catastrophism assumes that the Earth's landscape was shaped by _____.
Question 44.How did the Bible influence Cuvier's view that the Earth is relatively young?
Question 55.Any inclusion found within sedimentary rock must be _____ that rock.
Question 66.Rock Strata A contains Fossil X. It is below Rock Strata C which contains Fossil Z. Rock Strata B contains Fossil Y. It is above Rock Strata C. Which of the following is the correct order of the fossils (from oldest to youngest)?
Question 77.The Mesozoic Era was the Age of Dinosaurs, and the current Cenozoic Era is the Age of _____.
Question 88.An interface between discontinuous layers of rock is called _____.
Question 99._____ bones are more likely than _____ to be scattered, trampled, weathered, and/or crushed.
Question 1010.Which of the following types of radioactive decay does not result in a change in the number of protons and neutrons within a nucleus, but does release a lot of energy?
Question 1111.If two dinosaurs, one small and one large, both die in similar conditions and are both rapidly buried in the same material, which is more likely to be preserved as a fossil?
Question 1212.The change from catastrophism to uniformitarianism made scientists decide that Earth must be _____ than previously thought.
Question 1313.A scientist would not be able to use radiocarbon dating to find the age of which of the following samples?
Question 1414.What kind of dating can we establish with the principle of fossil succession?
Question 1515.The best conditions for preservation of soft tissues are _____ temperatures and _____ air.
Question 1616.The statement Rock A is seventeen years old is an example of _____.
Question 1717.Today, geologists believe mostly in _____, with a little bit of _____.
Question 1818.Rapid burial protects a deceased body from all of the following EXCEPT:
Question 1919.Which of the following terms is used to describe the time required for a quantity to fall to half of its starting value?
Question 2020.If Fossil A is found in a lower rock layer, and Fossil B is found in an upper rock layer, then Species A most likely _____.
Question 2121.An index fossil represents a species that _____.
Question 2222.If Sedimentary Layer A occurs above Sedimentary Layer C and Sedimentary Layer B is below Sedimentary Layer C, which of the following is the correct order of the layers (from oldest to youngest)?
Question 2323.Which of the following statements is true of radiocarbon dating?
Question 2424.In uranium-lead dating, we see that two unstable uranium isotopes decay into stable lead isotopes. Which of the following statements is true about this decay?
Question 2525.Hard parts are more likely to become fossilized because they are LESS likely to:
Question 2626.How does an eon differ from an era?
Question 2727.The Principle of Original Horizontality applies only to _____ rocks.
Question 2828.Scientists couldn't perform numerical dating of rocks until they discovered _____.
Question 2929.Why do many geologists study layers of strata?
Question 3030.In stratigraphic succession, scientists study the various _____ of rock.
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