Regents Prep: Earth Science
Multiple-Choice Questions
  Question 6 of 10   Earth History
This question may require the use of the Earth Science Reference Tables.

Base your answer to the question below on the geologic cross section below, which shows a view of rock layers at Earthís surface. The dashed lines connect points of the same age. Major fossils contained within each rock layer are shown. The valleys are labeled X, Y, and Z.

The sedimentary rock layers at the three locations can be most accurately correlated by comparing the

 1.  thickness of the sedimentary rock layers

 2.  foliation bands in the metamorphic basement rocks

 3.  fossils in the sedimentary rocks

 4.  minerals in the igneous rocks

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