PHSC 210 Quiz 3

PHSC 210 Quiz 3 Liberty University

  1. If you drive through a road cut and see sedimentary layers folded in the shape of an arch, it would be called a(n)
  2. The thickest part of the earth is the
  3. Secular geologists believe that Earth is how old?
  4. Carbon-14 decays into which element?
  5. The movement of a slinky® best represents
  6. The largest volcanoes (volume-wise) are
  7. Which type of fossilization is formed by the solidifying of tree sap?
  8. Which form of radioactive decay involves a nucleus ejecting two protons and two neutrons from its nucleus?
  9. Who calculated that the Earth was created in 4,004 B.C.?
  10. Which scientist developed the “Principle of Biological Succession”?
  11. Which rule of geology states that when you find a rock (R) with pieces of another rock (r) in it, rock (R) is younger than rock(r)?
  12. Usually the shortest-lived type of volcano is the
  13. A crystal is sampled for radiometric dating. There is 12.5% parent and 87.5% daughter in the crystal Assuming that the system has remained closed, how many half-lives has the parent undergone?
  14. Which one of the following is not a consequence of large earthquakes?
  15. Uniformitarianism can be summed up as:
  16. Which of the following scientists is a good example of a catastrophist?
  17. Catastrophists held to all of the following ideas EXCEPT:
  18. The most dangerous type of volcano on earth is typically the
  19. The folds in the Tapeats Sandstone are very difficult to explain from a conventional perspective.
  20. Most volcanoes form away from plate boundaries.
  21. The Cascade volcanoes in the state of Washington pose severe lahar threats if they were to erupt.
  22. Nico Steno formulated many of the rules used in relative dating.
  23. A 250 m high tsunami was produced during the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
  24. Anthropologists are scientists who study fossils.
  25. Name and describe three of Dr. Steve Austin’s contributions to earth science following his study of the Mt. St. Helens eruption.  Don’t simply copy from the book.  Your answers must be at least one paragraph in length.
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