geol 1020 hw2

geol 1020 hw2 - HOMEWORK #2, GEOLOGY 1020, Spring 2008 1....

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HOMEWORK #2, GEOLOGY 1020, Spring 2008 1. Placing geologic events in a chronological order as determined from their position in a vertical pile of rocks (e.g., a cross section) is: A. absolute dating B. uniformitarianism C. catastrophism D. relative ordering 2. On the figure below, units A and B would be considered to have originally been one rock layer on the basis of A. The Principle of Original Horizontality B. The Principle of Superposition C. The Principle of Original Lateral Continuity D. The Principle of Components 3. If the rocks are NOT overturned, and layer B has graded bedding in it, then the size of the grains in layer B decrease : A. toward the land surface B. toward the base of the figure C. toward the right side of the figure D. toward the left side of the figure 4. If the rocks are overturned, and there are mudcracks in any layer, then those mudcracks will widen in which direction? A. toward the land surface B. toward the base of the figure C. toward the right side of the figure D. toward the left side of the figure
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