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8.According to paragraph 4, it was difficult for Smith to distinguish rock strata becauseA.the rocks from different strata closely resembled each otherB.he was often unable to find fossils in the younger rock strataC.their similarity to each other made it difficult for him to distinguish one rock typefrom anotherD.the type of rock between two consistent strata was always the same
9.The word endured in the passage is closest in meaning to
10.The word virtually in the passage is closest in meaning to
11.Select the TWO answer choices that are true statements based upon the discussionof the principle of faunal succession in paragraph 5.
12.In mentioning"trilobite”, the author is making which of the following points?A.Fossils cannot be found in more than one rock stratum.B.Faunal succession can help put rock layers in relative temporal sequence.C.Faunal succession cannot be applied to different strata composed of the same kindof rock.D.The presence of trilobite fossils makes it difficult to date a rock.
13.Look at the four squares () that indicate where the following sentence could beadded to the passage.The findings of these geologists inspired others to examine the rock and fossil recordsin different parts of the world.Where would the sentence best fit?
14.An introductory sentence for a brief summary of the passage is provided below.Complete the summary by selectedTHREE answerchoices that express the mostimportant ideas in the passage. Some sentences do not belong in the summary becausethey express ideas that are not presented in the passage or are minor ideas in thepassage.William Smith’s contributions to geology have increased our knowledge of the Earth’shistory.A.Smith found success easily in his profession because he came from a family ofgeologists and surveyors.B.Smith’s work on canals allowed him to collect fossils and study rock layers all overEngland.C.Smith found that fossils are much more reliable indicators of geological time thanrock strata are.D.Smith was named “the father of English geology” for his maps rather than for hisother contributions to the field.E.Smith and Cuvier discovered that fossil patterns are easier to observe in ancient rockstrata than in younger rock strata.F.The discovery of the principle of faunal succession allowed geologists to establishthe relative age of Earth’s rock layers.
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