Rock And Fossil Record Vocab Quiz

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Rock And Fossil Record Vocab Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The idea that geologic changes happen gradually over time.
    • A. 

      Paleontology

    • B. 

      Uniformitarianism

    • C. 

      Catastrophism

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    The idea that younger rocks lie above older rocks.
    • A. 

      Unconformity

    • B. 

      Relative dating

    • C. 

      Superposition

    • D. 

      Geologic column

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a type of unconformity:
    • A. 

      Singular unconformity

    • B. 

      Nonconformity

    • C. 

      Angular unconformity

    • D. 

      Disconformity

  • 4. 
    A detailed series of rock layers that contains all the known fossils and rock formations on Earth.
    • A. 

      Superposition

    • B. 

      Geologic column

    • C. 

      Relative dating

    • D. 

      Angular unconformity

  • 5. 
    Figuring out whether a rock layer is older or younger than the layers around it.
    • A. 

      Absolute dating

    • B. 

      Superposition

    • C. 

      Relative dating

    • D. 

      Blind dating

  • 6. 
    This happens when a radioactive isotope breaks down into a new isotope.
    • A. 

      Absolute dating

    • B. 

      Radioactive dating

    • C. 

      Radioactive decay

    • D. 

      Disconformity

  • 7. 
    Isotopes are atoms of an element that have different numbers of:
    • A. 

      Protons

    • B. 

      Electrons

    • C. 

      Molecules

    • D. 

      Neutrons

  • 8. 
    Finding the exact age of an object is called:
    • A. 

      Relative dating

    • B. 

      Geologic dating

    • C. 

      Half-life

    • D. 

      Absolute dating

  • 9. 
    The time required for half of a sample of a radioactive isotope to break down by radioactive decay to form a daughter isotope.
    • A. 

      Geologic column

    • B. 

      Half-life

    • C. 

      Absolute dating

    • D. 

      Absolute age

  • 10. 
    Another name for a radioactive isotope:
    • A. 

      Parent isotope

    • B. 

      Daughter isotope

    • C. 

      Son isotope

    • D. 

      Grandmother isotope

  • 11. 
    A radioactive isotope is stable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
     Older rocks lie above younger rocks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Catastrophism is the idea that geologic change happens suddenly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A paleobotanist studies fossilized insects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Animals take in Carbon-14 by eating plants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False