GE2341-2011-Quiz 3 (Geological Time)-answer key

GE2341-2011-Quiz 3 (Geological Time)-answer key - WPI...

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WPI GE2341: Geology (A term-2011) Quiz 3 ( L ecture 9: Geological Time) 11:35 to 11:50 am (open book & notes; Please write down YOUR ANSWER IN FRONT OF EACH QUESTION!) Name___________________________________ MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1) Which of the following best characterizes an angular unconformity? 1) A) The discordant boundary between older strata and an intrusive body of granite. B) Tilted strata lie above the unconformity with loose, unconsolidated soil below. C) Horizontal lava flows lie below the unconformity and horizontal, sedimentary strata lie above. D) Tilted strata lie below the unconformity; bedding in younger strata above is parallel to the unconformity. 2) What fundamental concept states that in a horizontal sequence of conformable sedimentary strata, each higher bed is younger than the bed below it? 2)
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course GE 2341 taught by Professor Tao during the Fall '08 term at WPI.

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