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Relative Dating Diagram (Grade 10)

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Relative Dating Diagram

Use the geologic cross section diagram below to answer the questions.
Geologic Cross Section 2
1. 
Which is the youngest layer represented in the diagram?
  1. A
  2. H
  3. L
  4. M
2. 
Which is the oldest rock layer represented in the diagram?
  1. A
  2. H
  3. L
  4. M
3. 
An uniformity is located between which two layers?
  1. D and B
  2. I and M
  3. F and E
  4. J and G
4. 
Which correctly orders the ages of layers listed below youngest to oldest?
  1. C, D, B, M
  2. D, M, C, B
  3. M, B, D, C
  4. B, C, M, D
5. 
Which correctly orders the ages of layers listed below oldest to youngest?
  1. I, H, G, M
  2. H, I, G, M
  3. M, G, H, I
  4. M, G, I, H
6. 
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
7. 
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
8. 
Which process is most likely responsible for the orientation of layers H, I, J, K, and L?
  1. uplift
  2. erosion
  3. weathering
  4. cross-bedding
9. 
M is a                .
  1. sill
  2. dike
  3. laccolith
  4. batholith
10. 
Layer M may have caused the rock layers surrounding it to have undergone                 metamorphism.
  1. burial
  2. contact
  3. regional
  4. cataclastic

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