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Historical Geology Questions - All Grades

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Grade 4 Historical Geology
Fossils can be
  1. shells.
  2. bones.
  3. footprints.
  4. all of the above.
Grade 9 Historical Geology
How is an index fossil used?
  1. To determine the exact age of a fossil.
  2. To compare the relative ages of fossils.
  3. To alphabetize fossils.
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Fossils are usually found in
  1. igneous rock.
  2. sedimentary rock.
  3. metamorphic rock.
  4. molten rock.
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Grade 9 Historical Geology
The process of using "half-lives" to determine the age of an object is known as what type of dating?
  1. Carboniferous dating
  2. Geologic dating
  3. Isometric dating
  4. Radioactive dating
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 9 Historical Geology
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Which is a calendar of earth's past?
  1. geologic time scale
  2. geometric time scale
  3. genetic time scale
  4. genealogical time scale
Grade 9 Historical Geology
What is the approximate age of the earth?
  1. 3.5 billion years
  2. 4.5 billion years
  3. 3.26 million years
  4. 1 million years
Grade 9 Historical Geology
The law that states that a rock layer is older than the one above it is called
  1. relative dating.
  2. uniformitarianism.
  3. superposition.
  4. cross-cutting relationships.
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Which is a method of finding the age of a fossil by calculating its radioactive decay?
  1. Cyber Dating
  2. Relative Dating
  3. Human Dating
  4. Carbon Dating
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Geologic time encompasses all time since
  1. the formation of the universe.
  2. the formation of the solar system.
  3. the formation of the earth.
  4. the formation of life.
Grade 7 Historical Geology
The calendar of Earth's history is sometimes referred to as
  1. Geologic Time Scale
  2. Fossil Scale of Age
  3. Aged Geology Scale
  4. Periodic Calendar of Time
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 11 Historical Geology
In which era did the dinosaurs live?
  1. Precambrian
  2. Paleozoic
  3. Mesozoic
  4. Cenozoic
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