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Eleventh Grade (Grade 11) Historical Geology Questions

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Grade 11 Historical Geology
About how long ago was the Earth formed?
  1. 4.5 million years
  2. 45 million years
  3. 4.5 billion years
Grade 11 Historical Geology
Hutton's observations of the nature of the development of sandstone would be an example of:
  1. tectonic plate theory
  2. catastrophism
  3. the carbon cycle
  4. gradualism
Grade 11 Historical Geology
The principle that states geologic changes occur over long periods of time is:
  1. the threshold theory
  2. catastrophism
  3. gradualism/uniformitarianism
  4. the feedback mechanism
Grade 11 Historical Geology
Hutton's observations of the nature of the development of sandstone would be an example of:
  1. tectonic plate theory
  2. catastrophism
  3. the carbon cycle
  4. gradualism
Grade 11 Historical Geology
The vastness of geologic time means:
  1. events can change suddenly
  2. events which occur slowly can become significant
  3. improbable events occur regularly
  4. b. and c. but not a.
Grade 11 Historical Geology
The principle that states geologic changes occur over long periods of time is:
  1. the threshold theory
  2. catastrophism
  3. gradualism/uniformitarianism
  4. the feedback mechanism
Grade 11 Historical Geology
The Earth is about how old?
  1. 4,600 years old
  2. 460,000 years old
  3. 4,600,000 years old
  4. 4,600,000,000 years old
Grade 11 Historical Geology
A geologic change which occurs over a long period of time is called:
  1. gradualism
  2. uniformitarianism
  3. catastrophism
  4. either a. or b.
Grade 11 Historical Geology
A geologic change which occurs over a long period of time is called:
  1. gradualism
  2. uniformitarianism
  3. catastrophism
  4. either a. or b.
Grade 11 Historical Geology
A geologic change which occurs over a long period of time is called:
  1. gradualism
  2. uniformitarianism
  3. catastrophism
  4. either a. or b.
Grade 11 Historical Geology
A small change which causes multiple larger changes is termed a:
  1. gradualistic change
  2. change by uniformitarianism
  3. threshold effect
  4. feedback mechanism
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