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Understanding Earth's Formation & Development Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Two outcrops containing one index fossil each can only be matched up if scientists also find a third outcrop containing _____.

Question 3 3. Which of the following would NOT be a good trait for an index fossil?

Question 4 4. What kind of dating can we establish with the principle of fossil succession?

Question 5 5. The process that helped increase the levels of oxygen on Earth is known as:

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Question 6 6. Most of air today is composed of:

Question 7 7. Earth's ancient atmosphere was largely filled with_____that was _____

Question 8 8. Air is:

Question 9 9. The Mesozoic Era was the Age of Dinosaurs, and the current Cenozoic Era is the Age of _____.

Question 10 10. Why do many geologists study layers of strata?

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Question 11 11. How does an eon differ from an era?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. Catastrophism assumes that the Earth's landscape was shaped by _____.

Question 14 14. Today, geologists believe mostly in _____, with a little bit of _____.

Question 15 15. How did the Bible influence Cuvier's view that the Earth is relatively young?

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Question 16 16. James Hutton's theory of _____ earned him the title of 'The Father of Modern Geology.'

Question 17 17. Which answer choice correctly orders the three major eons of Earth's history, from the oldest to the most recent?

Question 18 18. The Archean and Proterozoic eons are grouped together as the:

Question 19 19. What type of event separates the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras from one another in the Phanerozoic eon?

Question 20 20. What method is used to determine the specific age of a rock or fossil?

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Question 21 21. Which should be deeper - Blackbeard's Treasure or a dinosaur fossil?

Question 22 22. What is the Principle of Cross-Cutting Relationships?

Question 23 23. What does the Law of Superposition say?

Question 24 24. Which of these is an example of numerical dating?

Question 25 25. The Earth was under continuous bombardment by meteorites and comets as it formed and continued to take shape. What was the significance of comets hitting the Earth during that time?

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Question 26 26. Where in the Milky Way galaxy is our solar system located?

Question 27 27. In its early stages, the Earth looked much different than it does now. How would you differentiate between the two stages?

Question 28 28. How long after the Earth was formed did it take to achieve the state we recognize now?

Question 29 29. An index fossil represents a species that _____.

Question 30 30. The atmosphere on Earth, by way of global warming, is changing mainly as a result of:

Understanding Earth's Formation & Development Chapter Exam Instructions

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