Mahoney - Sed Strata Notes Quiz

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Mahoney - Sed Strata Notes Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What type of rock is most useful in determining the geologic history of a given area?
    • A. 

      Igneous

    • B. 

      Sedimentary

    • C. 

      Metamorphic

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following lists a sedimentary rock layers law and its correct definition?
    • A. 

      Original Horizontality; all rocks are created in flat, horizontal layers

    • B. 

      Superposition; older rocks are found on the bottom of a series of rock, and younger layers are on top

    • C. 

      Original Horizontality; older rock layers are found on bottom of a series of rocks, and younger layers are found on top

    • D. 

      Superposition; sedimentary rock layers are created in flat, horizontal layers

  • 3. 
    Place the letters in the diagram in order from youngest to oldest.
    • A. 

      ABCDE

    • B. 

      EDCBA

    • C. 

      DCEBA

    • D. 

      EADCB

  • 4. 
    If artifact 6 is 600 years old, how closely can we approximate the date of artifact 7? 
    • A. 

      They are similar in age because they are in the same layer.

    • B. 

      Artifact 7 is slightly younger because the layer above is more shallow

    • C. 

      Artifact 7 is slightly older because its buried deeper

    • D. 

      Artifact 6 is older because the artifact is darker

  • 5. 
    What does an unconformity tell us?
    • A. 

      Places where the earth's crust has cracked or broken.

    • B. 

      Places where the rocks are being compressed into metamorphic rocks.

    • C. 

      Places where the earth has undergone change.

    • D. 

      Places where scientists can find absolute age of sedimentary rocks.

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