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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Historical Geology Questions

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Grade 10 Historical Geology
Which of the following information was NOT used to support the theory of continental drift proposed in the early 1900's?
  1. similar glacial striations in rocks from different continents
  2. similar fossil records from different continents
  3. existence of volcanic islands
  4. the continents appear to look like puzzle pieces
Grade 10 Historical Geology
Geologic eras are largely determined by
  1. earth's orbital position
  2. shifts in the fossil record
  3. average global temperatures
  4. distribution of rock sequences
Grade 10 Historical Geology
What are the dinosaur extinction theories?
  1. The Asteroid and Fossil Theory
  2. The Ash Cloud and Fossil Theory
  3. The Asteroid and Volcanic Activity Theory
  4. The Volcanic Activity and Fossil Theory
Grade 10 Historical Geology
In which geologic era do we currently live?
  1. Proterozoic
  2. Paleozoic
  3. Mesozoic
  4. Cenozoic
Grade 10 Historical Geology
Which correctly orders the three recent geologic eras from oldest to most recent?
  1. Mesozoic, Paleozoic, Cenozoic
  2. Paleozoic, Cenozoic, Mesozoic
  3. Mesozoic, Cenozoic, Paleozoic
  4. Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Cenozoic
Grade 10 Historical Geology
Which was the largest mass extinction event, killing over 90% of all species?
  1. Permian–Triassic
  2. Ordovician–Silurian
  3. Triassic–Jurassic
  4. Cretaceous–Paleogene
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Which relative dating principle best supports the statement that layer E is older than layer M?
  1. superposition
  2. faunal succession
  3. original horizontality
  4. cross-cutting relationships
Grade 10 Historical Geology
Which of the following is true regarding the fossil record?
  1. The youngest fossils are found in the deepest layer of sedimentary rock.
  2. The fossil record is complete
  3. Different geological events have altered the fossil record.
  4. The fossil record is not substantial enough to really piece together history.
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A must be younger than E because of which relative dating principle?
  1. superposition
  2. faunal succession
  3. original horizontality
  4. cross-cutting relationships
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What type of rock are A and F?
  1. igneous
  2. sedimentary
  3. metamorphic
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Which relative dating principle best supports the statement that layer J is younger than layer K?
  1. superposition
  2. lateral continuity
  3. original horizontality
  4. cross-cutting relationships
Grade 10 Historical Geology
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Which principle of relative dating is NOT represented on the diagram?
  1. superposition
  2. faunal succession
  3. intrusive relationships
  4. cross-cutting relationships
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