Chapter 1: An Introduction to Geology

Concept #5 Quiz

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 5 "Development and evolution of the solar system and the Earth."


1. Which observation below makes the universe a feasible outcome of the Big Bang?  

2. Currently, the nebular theory is the accepted model to explain the formation of our solar system. All of the following statements support this idea except _______.  

3. In our solar system today, the inner four planets are not gas-ice giants like the outer ones. Why?  


Label the sequence of events describing the nebular origin of the solar system.  

For each item below, use the pull-down menu to select the letter that labels the correct part of the image.

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5. The Earth is today divided into three basic concentric spherical shells. What is the process by which this "shell" configuration emerged. What caused it to happen?  

6. Each of the following statements about the early formation of the Earth is true except ________. [Hint]

7. Relative dating involves __________.  

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