Question - The idea that fossil content will change upward within a formation is called the

The idea that fossil content will change upward within a formation is called the 
(a) Principle of Cross-Cutting Relationships 
(b) Principle of Original Horizontality 
(c) Principle of Fossil Succession 
(d) Principle of Original Continuity 
(e) Principle of Superposition

Answer Key: (c) Principle of Fossil Succession 

Question - The idea that a dike transecting bedding must be younger than the bedding it crosses is called the

The idea that a dike transecting bedding must be younger than the bedding it crosses is called the 
(a) Principle of Original Horizontality 
(b) Principle of Original Continuity 
(c) Principle of Fossil Succession 
(d) Principle of Cross-Cutting Relationships 
(e) Principle of Superposition

Answer Key:(d) Principle of Cross-Cutting Relationships 

Question - The idea that younger beds are deposited on top of older beds is called the

The idea that younger beds are deposited on top of older beds is called the 
(a) Principle of Original Horizontality 
(b) Principle of Fossil Succession 
(c) Principle of Cross-Cutting Relationships 
(d) Principle of Original Continuity 
(e) Principle of Superposition

Answer Key: (e) Principle of Superposition

Question - The idea that beds extend laterally in three dimensions until they thin to zero thickness is called the

7The idea that beds extend laterally in three dimensions until they thin to zero thickness is called the 
(a) Principle of Cross-Cutting Relationships 
(b) Principle of Original Horizontality 
(c) Principle of Original Continuity 
(d) Principle of Fossil Succession 
(e) Principle of Superposition

Answer Key: (c) Principle of Original Continuity 

Question - The idea that most beds are laid down horizontally or nearly so is called the

The idea that most beds are laid down horizontally or nearly so is called the 
(a) Principle of Original Continuity 
(b) Principle of Fossil Succession 
(c) Principle of Cross-Cutting Relationships 
(d) Principle of Original Horizontality 
(e) Principle of Superposition

Answer Key: (d) Principle of Original Horizontality