ScienceFusion The Dynamic Earth Unit 2.2: Relative Dating Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The Principle of Original Horizontality applies only to _____ rocks.

Question 2 2. Which of the following would NOT be a good trait for an index fossil?

Question 3 3. 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 4 4. Any inclusion found within sedimentary rock must be _____ that rock.

Question 5 5. In the context of the Grand Canyon, WHAT is the Great Unconformity?

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Question 6 6. WHY is there a Great Unconformity in the Grand Canyon rock layers?

Question 7 7. Why are geologic columns useful?

Question 8 8. Any fault lines or igneous intrusions that cut across a set of rock strata must be _____ that set of rock.

Question 9 9. How far back do the rock layers at the Grand Canyon go?

Question 10 10. An index fossil represents a species that _____.

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Question 11 11. Two outcrops containing one index fossil each can only be matched up if scientists also find a third outcrop containing _____.

Question 12 12. An interface between discontinuous layers of rock is called _____.

Question 13 13. What is a geologic column?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. What kind of dating can we establish with the principle of fossil succession?

ScienceFusion The Dynamic Earth Unit 2.2: Relative Dating Chapter Exam Instructions

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