Earth History - Unit Test

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1.
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Which best describes the type of tectonic movement that creates earthquakes?
2.
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Why do geologists use index fossils?
3.
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Which is not an era in the geologic time scale?
4.
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Which explains the composition and characteristics of Earth's layers?
5.
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Which dating method provides the most accurate age of a rock?
6.
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Which refers to a column of magma that disrupts rock layers?
7.
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What is a dislocation along a break in a rock surface?
8.
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In which era did trilobites and early invertebrates appear and thrive?
9.
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Which type of fossil is used to estimate the age of other fossils?
10.
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Which of the following can most often help determine relative age?
11.
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Which element is used in radioactive dating?
12.
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What refers to the study of the movement of Earth's plates?
13.
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What type of information is gained from ice cores?
14.
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How does the heat of the Earth's core affect the surface of the Earth?
15.
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Which branch of science deals with studying rocks on and within the Earth?
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Which fossil type is formed by a carbon imprint between rock layers?
17.
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Which era of geologic time do you live in?
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Which law states that older rock is found below younger rock in undisturbed sedimentary rock layers?
19.
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An insect trapped in amber is which type of fossil?
20.
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Which type of fossil contains an animal's tracks?