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Relative Age

Quiz by Eric W. Byers (ewbyers)

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10 questions
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  • Q1
    Principal that states oldest on the bottom, youngest on top
    uniformitarianism
    cross-cutting relationships
    superposition
    inclusions
    30s
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  • Q2
    Principal that states if it cuts through it, it is younger than it
    uniformitarianism
    cross-cutting relationships
    superposition
    inclusions
    30s
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  • Q3
    Principal that states the rocks inside of another rock layer are always older
    uniformitarianism
    superposition
    cross-cutting relationships
    inclusion
    30s
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  • Q4
    Principal that states the processes are the same today as in the past
    superposition
    inclusion
    uniformitarianism
    cross-cutting relationships
    30s
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  • Q5
    This gives you a sequence of events ie older/younger
    absolute age
    uniformitarianism
    radioactive dating
    relative age
    30s
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  • Q6
    Originial Horizontally states
    sediments are deposited horizontally
    sediments are deposited both horizontally and vertically
    sediments are deposited vertically
    sediments are deposited neither horizontally or vertically
    30s
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  • Q7
    All intrustions are
    sedimentary
    metamorphic
    igneous
    30s
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  • Q8
    The break in a rock layer is a
    intrusion
    fault
    fold
    inclusion
    30s
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  • Q9
    Unconformities show us
    gaps in the rock layers
    intrusions
    inclusions
    uniformitarianism
    30s
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  • Q10
    What is the primary cause of unconformities?
    uplift
    deposition
    weathering
    erosion
    30s
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