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Formation of the Universe Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Today, geologists believe mostly in _____, with a little bit of _____.

Question 2 2. How did the Bible influence Cuvier's view that the Earth is relatively young?

Question 3 3. The change from catastrophism to uniformitarianism made scientists decide that Earth must be _____ than previously thought.

Question 4 4. James Hutton's theory of _____ earned him the title of 'The Father of Modern Geology.'

Question 5 5. Catastrophism assumes that the Earth's landscape was shaped by _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following steps came first in the formation of the Earth?

Question 7 7. Which laws of physics explain how Earth formed from a disk of debris?

Question 8 8. What is the use of radiocarbon dating?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT a piece of evidence regarding Earth's formation?

Question 10 10. Where were the oldest solar system rocks found?

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Question 11 11. When was our sun and Milky Way Galaxy formed?

Question 12 12. Six billion years after the Big Bang, within galaxies, stars are born and die, often in enormous explosions called _____. The explosions of these stars distribute common elements, such as oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, calcium, and iron into space.

Question 13 13. At what time point in the Universe's history is it theorized that all the forces in nature appear along with particles, neutrons, protons, and electrons?

Question 14 14. How long ago did the Big Bang occur?

Question 15 15. 100 billion years from now, what will have happened to current galaxies?

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Question 16 16. What are the main pieces of supporting evidence for the Big Bang theory?

Question 17 17. What is a singularity?

Question 18 18. What is cosmic background radiation?

Question 19 19. What does a red-shift prove?

Question 20 20. When did the Big Bang theory first originate and with whom?

Formation of the Universe Chapter Exam Instructions

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