PHSC 210 Quiz 3 – Question and Answers

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PHSC 210 Quiz 3 – Question and Answers

  1. Which type of earthquake wave feels like being in a boat on the ocean?
  2. All of the following happened during the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens except
  3. If you drive through a road cut and see sedimentary layers folded in the shape of an arch, it would be called a(n)
  4. Based on the outside reading, scientists from the RATE team discovered that the loss of helium from small crystals (zircons) can be used as a “clock”.  Ages of granites from this method were:
  5. What type of fossil is formed by the preservation of skeletal parts of the organism?
  6. Catastrophists held to all of the following ideas EXCEPT:
  7. The determination of geological events in terms of order and sequences is called ____________ dating.
  8. 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)?
  9. 14C has a half-life of ____________ years.
  10. Choose the composite volcano
  11. Which one of the earth’s layers is predominantly liquid?
  12. An instrument used to measure and record the magnitude of an earthquake is called a(n)
  13. Tight folding in sedimentary rocks
  14. Which form of radioactive decay involves a nucleus ejecting two protons and two neutrons from its nucleus?
  15. Much of Yellowstone National Park is located in a(n)
  16. Deep canyons were cut overnight during some of the eruptive events at Mount St. Helens.
  17. The hanging wall moves downward on a normal fault.
  18. A young-Earth creation perspective is a relatively recent (1800s) view of Scripture.
  19. The Mercalli scale is useful to describe the intensity of an earthquake in a populated area.

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