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Formation of the Universe Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. James Hutton's theory of _____ earned him the title of 'The Father of Modern Geology.'

Question 2 2. The change from catastrophism to uniformitarianism made scientists decide that Earth must be _____ than previously thought.

Question 3 3. Catastrophism assumes that the Earth's landscape was shaped by _____.

Question 4 4. How did the Bible influence Cuvier's view that the Earth is relatively young?

Question 5 5. Today, geologists believe mostly in _____, with a little bit of _____.

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Question 6 6. When did the Big Bang theory first originate and with whom?

Question 7 7. What is cosmic background radiation?

Question 8 8. What are the main pieces of supporting evidence for the Big Bang theory?

Question 9 9. What is a singularity?

Question 10 10. What does a red-shift prove?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following steps came first in the formation of the Earth?

Question 12 12. What is the use of radiocarbon dating?

Question 13 13. Where were the oldest solar system rocks found?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a piece of evidence regarding Earth's formation?

Question 15 15. Which laws of physics explain how Earth formed from a disk of debris?

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Question 16 16. 100 billion years from now, what will have happened to current galaxies?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. How long ago did the Big Bang occur?

Question 19 19. When was our sun and Milky Way Galaxy formed?

Question 20 20. 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?

Formation of the Universe Chapter Exam Instructions

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