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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Historical Geology Questions

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Grade 8 Historical Geology
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Scientists determine the absolute age of a fossil by
  1. identifying the kind rock they are found in
  2. studying where it is found
  3. measuring its size and shape
  4. measuring its radioactivity
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Which is not part of the fossil record?
  1. fossil bones
  2. preserved remains
  3. living unicellular organisms
  4. imprints
Grade 8 Historical Geology
The relative age of something
  1. is its age in comparison to the age of other things
  2. is the age, in years of rock and other objects
  3. cannot be determined because the rock layers are always disturbed
  4. doesn't matter
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Whether a fossil formed before or after another fossil is described by its
  1. relative age
  2. absolute age
  3. fossil record
  4. radioactive age
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Which is a possible explanation for mass extinctions?
  1. Earth had no water
  2. A meteorite collided with Earth
  3. The continents separated
  4. Woolly mammoths left no offspring
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Which area of science studies the earth's history and structure?
  1. Astronomy
  2. Oceanography
  3. Meteorology
  4. Geology
Grade 8 Historical Geology
Why did Wegener think that continental drift could be used to explain rock scarring in South America, India, and Australia?
  1. volcanoes moved the seafloor
  2. glaciers cause the scarring
  3. earthquakes scar rocks
  4. Hess proposed this theory
Grade 8 Historical Geology
The image shown could best be used for which purpose?
Geologic Cross Section 2
  1. relative dating
  2. absolute dating
  3. radiometric dating
  4. paleomagnetic dating
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