Geologic Time Pre-test

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Geologic Time Pre-test

Take this quiz before you start the online lesson on geologic time. You will have an opportunity to take the test again after going through the unit.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Current scientific evidence shows that the Earth is:
    • A. 

      10 million years old

    • B. 

      10 billion years old

    • C. 

      Between 3 and 4 billion years old

    • D. 

      Between 4 and 6 billion years old

  • 2. 
    Look at the diagram below representing layers of rocks and the fossils buried in themand identify the oldest layer.
    • A. 

      This layer is the oldest

    • B. 

      This layer is the oldest

    • C. 

      This layer is the oldest

  • 3. 
    Regarding the image in question #2, the Law of ______ helps us to understand which layer is the oldest.
  • 4. 
    What is the difference between relative and absolute age?
  • 5. 
    We can date the layers of volcanic ash using radiometric dating, but how can we determine the absolute age of fossil A?
  • 6. 
    The diagram below shows a portion of the Geologic Time Scale. What do the divisions of time represent?
    • A. 

      The names of famous scientists

    • B. 

      Major changes in flora (plants) and fauna (animals)

    • C. 

      Latin terms for lengths of time