Basic Geology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How does an eon differ from an era?

Question 2 2. Why do many geologists study layers of strata?

Question 3 3. What divides the two major eons (the Precambrian and Phanerozoic Eons)?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. The Mesozoic Era was the Age of Dinosaurs, and the current Cenozoic Era is the Age of _____.

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Question 6 6. Choose the best answer. Volcanoes allow _____ to come to the surface from below.

Question 7 7. Geological features are _____, while geological formations are _____.

Question 8 8. Canyons are valleys carved out by water and are _____ and _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a geological feature?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is true about mountains?

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Question 11 11. What are the three eras of the Phanerozoic eon?

Question 12 12. What is the name of the eon we currently live in?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is true about the Paleozoic eon?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is true about the Archaean eon?

Question 15 15. What is the name of the first eon?

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Question 16 16. Siltstone is a secondary rock formed from particles of weathered rock accumulating and becoming compact. Which of the following categories does this type of rock best fit into?

Question 17 17. When a parent rock is changed due to high pressure or temperature, which type of rock is formed?

Question 18 18. David is analyzing a rock. He knows that it was revealed by erosion and he can see large crystal structures through the magnifying glass. Which kind of rock is David analyzing?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is a key difference between detrital and chemical sedimentary rocks?

Question 20 20. On a school trip, Jenny learned about a gigantic volcanic eruption and saw some of the rocks it formed. Which kind of rocks did she see?

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Question 21 21. How long have modern humans been around?

Question 22 22. A collection of fossils that documents the history of life on Earth is called:

Question 23 23. When all members of a species have died off the species is:

Question 24 24. How old is Earth?

Question 25 25. Which statement best explains the relationship between modern humans and Earth's history?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following substances is inorganic?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a rock?

Question 28 28. Which of the following statements regarding granite is true?

Question 29 29. Which statement is TRUE?

Question 30 30. Which statement correctly explains how rocks are classified?

Basic Geology Chapter Exam Instructions

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