A Trivia Quiz On Geological Dating! Test

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A Trivia Quiz On Geological Dating! Test

Geological dating is a technique used in geology to determine the age of rocks. Chemical analysis is part of the process. With this quiz, you will be responsible for answering questions based on the pictures which correspond with the correct answer. You will have to examine these diagrams and surmise the geological dating for the rock to become what it is. This quiz will assist you in comprehending more about geological dating.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Use the picture below to answer: Which rock layer was formed first?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 2. 
    Which of the following would have happenned most recently?
    • A. 

      Fault along line B

    • B. 

      Igneous formation of 2

    • C. 

      Igneous formation of 3

  • 3. 
    Layers labeled #2 and #3 were formed at the same time since they both are igneous rocks.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 4. 
    Which of the following layers is the oldest?
    • A. 

      B

    • B. 

      I

    • C. 

      F

    • D. 

      H

  • 5. 
    Which of the following happenned more recently?
    • A. 

      Deposition of Layer D

    • B. 

      Depositin of Layer M

    • C. 

      Fault between layers I, B, F

    • D. 

      Magma Intrusion H

  • 6. 
    Which of the following pairs of rock layers show signs of unconformity?
    • A. 

      R-M

    • B. 

      M-F

    • C. 

      H-B

    • D. 

      B-I

  • 7. 
    Which of the following pairs of rock layers show a time of erosion occurred before the overlying layer was deposited?
    • A. 

      B-H

    • B. 

      H-F

    • C. 

      M-F

    • D. 

      B-I

  • 8. 
    TRUE or FALSE Mudstone (shale) is formed from fast, high energy waterways such as floods.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 9. 
    Examine the diagram below: The magma intrusion caused some metamorphism to occur with surrounding rocks.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 10. 
    Based on the diagram and explanation below, which of the following do scientists assume about the past?
    • A. 

      This rate of erosion has been approximately the same since the falls formation.

    • B. 

      The historical rate of this falls' erosion cannot be determined.

    • C. 

      The current rate of erosion does not reveal any clues about the falls' history.

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