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8.E.2 Earth's History Vocabulary Review

Quiz by Robbin Briley

Grade 8
Science
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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North Carolina Standard Course of Study

8.E.2.1

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  • Q1
    The preserved remains or traces of living things.
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    Fossil
    Evolution
    Carbon film
    Extinct
    60s
    8.E.2.1
  • Q2
    The type of rock that is made of hardened sediment.
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    Extrusion
    Sedimentary rock
    Index Fossil
    Petrified Fossil
    60s
    8.E.2.1
  • Q3
    A fossil formed when an organism buried in sediment dissolves, leaving a hollow area.
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    Disconformity
    Mold
    Index Fossil
    Carbon Film
    60s
    8.E.2.1
  • Q4
    Fossils of widely distributed organisms that lived during only one short period.
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    Index fossil
    Absolute Age
    Carbon Film
    Mold
    60s
    8.E.2.1
  • Q5
    A fossil in which minerals replace all or part of an organism.
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    Petrified fossil
    Index Fossil
    Mold
    Cast
    60s
    8.E.2.1
  • Q6
    A type of fossil consisting of an extremely thin coating of carbon on rock.
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    Carbon film
    Cast
    Index Fossil
    Mold
    60s
    8.E.2.1
  • Q7
    A type of fossil that provides evidence of the activities of ancient organisms.
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    Mold
    Trace fossil
    Cast
    Index Fossil
    60s
    8.E.2.1
  • Q8
    A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that lived long ago.
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    Chemist
    Paleontologist
    Biologist
    Zoologist
    60s
    8.E.2.1
  • Q9
    The process by which all the different kinds of living things have changed over time.
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    Extrustion
    Evolution
    Extinct
    Law of Superposition
    60s
    8.E.2.1
  • Q10
    Describes a type of organism that no longer exists anywhere on Earth.
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    Extinct
    Index Fossil
    Geologic Time Scale
    Era
    60s
    8.E.2.1
  • Q11
    The age of a rock compared to the ages of rock layers.
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    Relative age
    Mass Extinction
    Trace Fossil
    Principle of Continuity
    60s
    8.E.2.1
  • Q12
    The age of a rock given as the number of years since the rock formed.
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    Speciation
    Absolute age
    Principle of Superposition
    Relative age
    60s
    8.E.2.1
  • Q13
    The geologic principle that states that in horizontal layers of sedimentary rock. Each layer is older than the layer above it and younger than the layer below it.
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    Uniformitarianism
    Fault
    Principle of horizontality
    Law of superposition
    60s
    8.E.2.1
  • Q14
    An igneous rock layer formed when lava flows onto Earth's surface and hardens.
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    Fault
    Extrusion
    Half-life
    Intrusion
    60s
    8.E.2.1
  • Q15
    An igneous rock layer formed when magma hardens beneath Earth's surface.
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    Intrusion
    Half-life
    Fault
    Extrusion
    30s
    8.E.2.1

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