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Department
Environmental Science
Course Code
EESA06H3
Professor
Nick Eyles
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Considering the plate tectonic situation in the Himalayas, which of the following types of faults
would you most expect to see in this mountain range?
a.
b.
c.
(Strike-slip fault)
This figure shows a representation of an outcrop. Please determine the direction that this fold is
plunging.
a. This fold is not plunging
b. This fold is plunging toward the NE
c. This fold is plunging toward the SW
A rock that behaves in a ductile manner will bend under stress but will not return to its original
shape.
Agree
Disagree
A rock that behaves in a [e] manner will bend under stress and does not return to its original shape.
a. rubber
b. plastic
c. brittle
d. elastic
e. tactile
Carbon 14 - Nitrogen 14 dating could be used to date rocks from the _____.
a. Cambrian
b. Mesozoic
c. Triassic
d. Silurian
e. Holocene

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Please correctly match the following statements about the geologic principles with either TRUE or
FALSE.
The principle of original
horizontality states that within a
sequence of sedimentary rocks the
layers get younger from bottom to
top.
The principle of lateral continuity
states that an original sedimentary
layer extends laterally until it tapers
or things at its edges.
The principle of superposition
states that fossil species succeed
one another through sedimentary
rock layers in a predictable order.
The principle of superposition
states that within a sequence of
undisturbed sedimentary rocks the
layers get younger going from
bottom to top.
The principle of cross-cutting
relationships states that a disrupted
pattern is older than the cause of the
disruption.
a. TRUE
b. FALSE
The Thompson River Formation is older than the Okanagan Formation. This is an example of
a. absolute age
b. cross-cutting relationships
c. lateral continuity
d. original horizontality
e. relative age
Please match up the terms below with the answer that matches them best. Use the scroll down
menu.
One can determine absolute age in
geologic deposits using ____
Trilobites first appeared ____
The earth is about _____ years old
Geochronologists study ____
a. fossils
b. unconformities
c. 4500Ga
d. in the Paleozoic era
e. isotopic dating
f. in the Precambrian

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g. in the Pacific ocean
h. annual growth rings in a tree trunk
i. varves
j. 4500000000
A non-conformity could be developed over a ______.
a. limestone
b. granite
c. shale
d. basalt lava flow
e. sandstone
When alpha emission occurs the atomic number of the atom is reduced by _____ and its atomic
mass number reduced by ____.
a. 3; 2
b. 4; 1
c. 2; 4
d. 4; 2
e. 2; 3
Strain is force per unit area.
Agree
Disagree
Radioactive isotopes can only decay by alpha emission.
True
False
This figure shows a type of folding. Which of the following types of stress caused this fold (please
choose the BEST option)?
a
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