Sedimentary Strata Task Quiz

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Sedimentary Strata Task Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Using the diagram on the board, which layer is the OLDEST layer?
    • A. 

      Layer D

    • B. 

      Layer L

    • C. 

      The Fault is the oldest.

    • D. 

      Layer A

  • 2. 
    Using the diagram on the board, which layer is the YOUNGEST layer?
    • A. 

      Layer D

    • B. 

      Layer L

    • C. 

      The Fault is the oldest.

    • D. 

      Layer A

  • 3. 
    Using the diagram on the board, what happened immediately after layer A was formed?
    • A. 

      Layer Q was formed on top of it.

    • B. 

      An unconformity changed the surface of the earth, so we can't be sure exactly what happened at that time.

    • C. 

      The fault cracked the existing layers of rock.

    • D. 

      Layer Z was formed.

  • 4. 
    The Law of Superposition states that...
    • A. 

      In undisturbed sedimentary rock layers, older rocks will be at the bottom and younger rocks will be at the top.

    • B. 

      Sedimentary rocks are laid down in flat, horizontal layers.

    • C. 

      Rocks that are superior are rocks that have the upper position.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    According to the principle of uniformitarianism...
    • A. 

      In undisturbed sedimentary rock layers, older rocks will be situated at the top and younger rocks will be at the bottom.

    • B. 

      In undisturbed sedimentary rock layers, older rocks will be situated at the bottom and younger rocks will be at the top.

    • C. 

      The geologic processes that we observe today are the same geologic processes that have always acted on the earth.

    • D. 

      Sedimentary rock layers are laid down in flat, horizontal layers.

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