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This activity contains 15 questions.

Question 1.
"The physical, chemical, and biological laws that operate today have also operated in the geologic past," is a statement of the doctrine of ____________.

 
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Question 2.
The task of matching up rocks of similar ages in different regions is known as ____________.

 
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Question 3.
Fossils that are widespread geographically and are limited to a short span of time are referred to as ____________ fossils.

 
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Question 4.
A(n) ____________ in the rock record represents a long period during which deposition ceased, erosion removed previously formed rocks, and then deposition resumed.

 
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Question 5.
The process by which atomic nuclei spontaneously break apart (decay) is termed ____________.

 
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Question 6.
The greatest expanses of geologic time are referred to as ____________.

 
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Question 7.
The doctrine of ____________ was put forth by James Hutton in his monumental work Theory of the Earth.

 
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Question 8.
The type of date that places events in proper sequence is referred to as a ____________ date.

 
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Question 9.
Dendrochronology is the systematic study of ____________.

 
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Question 10.
Atoms with the same atomic number but different mass numbers are called ____________.

 
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Question 11.
"Most layers of sediments are deposited in a horizontal position" is a statement of the principle of ____________.

 
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Question 12.
Pieces of one rock unit contained within another are called ____________.

 
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Question 13.
Earth is about ____________ years old.

 
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Question 14.
The principle of fossil ____________ states that fossil organisms succeed one another in a definite and determinable order.

 
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Question 15.
Nicolaus Steno proposed the most basic principle of relative dating, the law of ____________.

 
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