PHSC 210 Quiz 3 Liberty University Solution

· Question 1

Which form of radioactive decay involves a nucleus splitting into two, roughly equal-sized nuclei?

· Question 2

2 out of 2 points

Much of Yellowstone National Park is located in a(n)

· Question 3

2 out of 2 points

Which one of the following is not a consequence of large earthquakes?

· Question 4

2 out of 2 points

The determination of geological events in terms of order and sequences is called ____________ dating.

· Question 5

Based on the outside reading, scientists from the RATE team discovered that the loss of helium from small crystals (zircons) can be used as a “clock”. Ages of granites from this method were:

· Question 6

2 out of 2 points

Choose the composite volcano

· Question 7

Catastrophists held to all of the following ideas EXCEPT:

· Question 8

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following scientists is a good example of a catastrophist?

· Question 9

2 out of 2 points

A crystal is sampled for radiometric dating. There is 12.5% parent and 87.5% daughter in the crystal Assuming that the system has remained closed, how many half-lives has the parent undergone?

· Question 10

2 out of 2 points

A rope or spring propagating an “S” shaped wave after shaking it is representative of what type of earthquake wave?

· Question 11

2 out of 2 points

The greatest amount of seismic energy is released from

· Question 12

2 out of 2 points

An instrument used to measure and record the magnitude of an earthquake is called a(n)

· Question 13

2 out of 2 points

Which type of earthquake wave feels like being in a boat on the ocean?

· Question 14

2 out of 2 points

You are flying over California and notice a fault offsetting the rows of trees in an orange orchard. The far side of the orchard (on the other side of the fault) has moved to the left. You would likely be looking at a(n)

· Question 15

2 out of 2 points

Carbon-14 decays into which element?

· Question 17

What type of fossil is formed by the preservation of skeletal parts of the organism?

· Question 18

2 out of 2 points

If you are flying over a mountain and see sedimentary layers making an outline in the shape of an overturned cereal bowl, the feature would be called a(n)

· Question 19

2 out of 2 points

Mount Ararat is a composite volcano.

· Question 20

2 out of 2 points

Fossil impressions record the shell, bone, and other hard parts of an organism.

· Question 21

2 out of 2 points

Cinder cones often produce massive lava flows.

· Question 22

2 out of 2 points

Charles Lyell’s Principles of Geology introduced the concepts of catastrophism.

· Question 23

2 out of 2 points

A slinky vibrates in a similar way to an “S” wave.

· Question 24

2 out of 2 points

A young-Earth creation perspective is a relatively recent (1800s) view of Scripture.

· Question 25

Regarding radioactive dating methods, what are three requirements that must be met for an accurate age to be determined? Which of the three requirements is problematic and why? Your answer must be at least one paragraph in length.