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Geological Time Scale and Fossils

Precambrian Name for the time in earths early history that accounts for ninety percent of earth’s time, but only cellular organisms lived. Paleozoic Era the part of geologic time 570-245 million years ago ; invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, ferns, and cone-bearing trees were dominant Mesozoic Era middle life (245-144 million years ago); rise of mammals […]

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Geologic Time Scale

question Cyanobacteria, forming atmosphere answer Earliest life forms (such as ___) were influenced by the climates produced by the ______ ______ and oceans of Earth question Volcanic Activity, extremely difficult, did not answer During the Precambrian time ____ ____ was one of the most natural events but lava flows, ash clouds in the atmosphere, and […]

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Earth Science Ch.12 Earth’s Evolution Through Geologic Time

question The ________ period was a time of major extinctions, including 75 percent of amphibian families. answer Permian question During the early Paleozoic era, South America, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, India, and perhaps China comprised the vast southern continent of ________. answer Gondwanaland question The most common Precambrian fossils are ________, layered mounds of calcium carbonate. […]

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Geology Test 2 Mastering Geology

question Compaction will be the most significant lithification process for which of the following rocks? answer Shale question T/F: Folding and deformation will produce bituminous coal. answer False question T/F: The raw material for coal is dead marine organisms. answer False question Which rock is the most abundant chemical sedimentary rock? answer Limestone question ________ […]

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The Geologic Time Scale

question 1) Mesozoic Era 2) Precambrian Time 3) Cenozoic Era 4) Paleozoic Era answer 1) b 2) d 3) a 4) c question What is a Period answer A unit of geologic time that subdivides eras. question What is Geologic Time Scale answer A record of the geologic events and the evolution of life forms […]

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Geology ch4-8

question The original volcano Mount Mazama erupted to form Crater Lake, Oregon answer True question A___is a volcanic depression much larger than the original crater, formed when the volcano collapses into a vacated magma chamber. answer Caldera question __describes the surface of a basalt flow with a smooth ropy surface. answer Pahoehoe question Major volcanic […]

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Earth Science 8.5 The Geologic Time Scale

question Geologic Time Scale answer A record of the life forms and geologic events in Earth’s history. question Era answer The three long units between Precambrian Time and the present question Period answer Subdivisions of eras question Invertibrate answer Animals without backbones question Vertibrate answer Animals with backbones question Amphibian answer Animal that lives part […]

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Geology Quiz 3

question How does a catastrophe differ from a disaster answer damages from a catastrophe are of such a magnitude to require a long recovery period. question how are the magnitude and frequency of natural hazard events typically related answer inversely related question why is history important in understanding natural hazards answer most natural hazards are […]

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Geology 1113 Unit 2 HW Questions

question Compaction will be the most significant lithification process for which of the following rocks? answer shale question Which rock is the most abundant chemical sedimentary rock? answer Limestone question ________ processes such as evaporation and chemical activity can precipitate chemical sediments. answer Inorganic question ________ is a biochemical sedimentary rock that often forms in […]

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Chapter 13 Geologic Time

question Geologic time scale answer The division of Earth’s history into smaller units makes up the _______ _____ _______. question eras, periods, and epoch. answer Geologic time is divided into subdivision: question Eras answer major subdivisions of the geologic time scale based on differences in life-forms. question 3 Major Eras: answer 1- Paleozoic = ancient […]

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Lesson 4: The Geologic Time Scale.

question Why do geologists use the geologic time scale? answer Because of the time span of Earth’s past is so great, geologist use geologic time scale to show Earth’s history. question What is the geologic time scale? answer The geologic time scale is a record of the geologic events and the evolution of life forms […]

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geology review 1c

question the number of fatalities from the Mr. Pinatubo eruption was realtively low because answer the eruption was predicted successfully and the area was evacuated question seismic activity serves as a tool of volcanic forecasting because answer moving magma in the sub-surface causes small earthquakes question why is the geologic history of a volcano important […]

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Geology 101 Finals Study

question The Principle of _ state that the physical, chemical, and biological processes at work shaping the Earth today have also operated in the geologic past. answer uniformitarianism question What is the accepted age of the Earth? answer 4.6 billion years question What percentage of the Earth is covered by oceans? answer 71% question What […]

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LSU Geology 1001

question Which of the following cannot be caused by overpumping of ground water? answer all of these are possible consequences of overpumping question What ideas brought a renewed interest to the idea of continental drift? answer data that a submarine mountain occurred beneath the middle of the Atlantic Ocean question As two oceanic plates diverge […]

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Geology 101 Finals Study Critical Essay

question The Principle of _ state that the physical, chemical, and biological processes at work shaping the Earth today have also operated in the geologic past. answer uniformitarianism question What is the accepted age of the Earth? answer 4.6 billion years question What percentage of the Earth is covered by oceans? answer 71% question What […]

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Geology 1302 Exam #1

question Alfred Wegener inferred the existence of a supercontinent at an earlier time, which he named A. Pandora B. Pangaea C. Panama D. Panthalassa answer Pangaea question Which of the following was not evidence for the hypothesis of continental drift? A. Glacial Deposits of Gondwana continents B. Fit of African and South American shorelines C. […]

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Geology Study Guide

question What are the 2 types of IGNEOUS rocks? answer Intrusive & Extrusive question What forces form METAMORPHIC rocks? answer Heat & Pressure question What are the 2 types of Metamorphic rocks? answer Foliated & Non-Foliated question What type of metamorphism forms \”FOLIATED\” rocks? answer Regional Metamorphism question What type of metamorphism forms \”NON-FOLIATED\” rocks? […]

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Geology 105 Test 3 Ole Miss

question What is the trend in the U.S. of energy consumption between the mid-70s and the mid-90s? answer We kept using more and more, even after the peak of the discovery question What is the ultimate source of energy in fossil fuel? answer Oil question How do we classify coal types? answer Based on carbon […]

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Chapter 1 – Geology (completed)

question Abyssal Plain answer Very level area of the deep-ocean foor, usually lying at the foot of the continental rise. question Asthenosphere answer a subdivision of the mantle situated below the lithosphere. this zone of weak material exists below a depth of about 100 kilometers and in some regions extends as deep as 700 kilometers. […]

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GLY Topic 21

question Data transmitted from tsunami detection buoys are used to answer Modify tsunami propagation models question In which ocean basin is tsunami monitoring less important than the others? answer Atlantic Ocean question Tsunami detection buoys are connected to a seafloor device that measures answer Pressure fluctuations on the sea bottom question The shoreline always drops […]

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GLY Topic 22

question North of 40 degrees latitude and south of 35 degrees latitude there is a deficit of incoming short wave radiation relative to outgoing infrared radiation answer true question the strongest winds of a hurricane occur answer in the eye wall question The Atlantic hurricane season is from answer May 15 – November 30 question […]

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