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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
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
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 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 Earth?
  1. 3.5 billion years
  2. 4.5 billion years
  3. 3.26 million years
  4. 1 million years
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
Dinosaurs became extinct at the end of the
  1. Cretaceous period.
  2. Triassic period.
  3. Carboniferous period.
  4. Permian period.
Grade 9 Historical Geology
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
Geologic time encompasses all time since
  1. the formation of the universe.
  2. the formation of the solar system.
  3. the formation of Earth.
  4. the formation of life.
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Grade 9 Historical Geology
The Atlantic coastlines of South America and Africa fit together is what type of evidence for continental drift?
  1. Rock types and structures
  2. Matching fossils
  3. Continental puzzle
  4. Ancient climates
Grade 9 Historical Geology
Grade 9 Historical Geology
The Permian Period is in what Era?
  1. Precambrian
  2. Paleozoic
  3. Mesozoic
  4. Cenozoic
Grade 9 Historical Geology
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