RELATIVE DATING RIVER BLOCK

Using the cross section, determine whether each statement is true or false. J is sandstone.
I is coal.
H is shale.
G is conglomerate.
F is limestone.

E is shale.
D is a metamorphic rock.
L is an igneous rock.
C is an igneous rock.
A is sandstone.

The oldest rock shown is Q.
The oldest rock shown is K.
L is older than A.
The youngest rock shown is A.
The youngest rock shown is L.

I is older than K.
E is younger than F.
M is older than N.
N is a dike.
L is a sill.

M is a dike.
M is older than L.
O is younger than A.
C is younger than L.
C is younger than A.

The wavy line between H and G is a fault.
G was deposited immediately after H.
The rock represented by B and D formed at the same time.
C is a lava flow.
C is a sill.

C is a dike. [R is a terrace.
The stream has been rejuvenated.
S is a floodplain.
T is a natural levee.]

Except for erosion (including the stream), the most recent event is the formation of layer A.
Except for erosion (including the stream), the most recent event is L.
Except for erosion (including the stream), the most recent event is faulting.
P is the same age as J.
J is the same age as Q.

E is the same age as Q.
E is the same age as P.
G is older than P.
G is older than Q.
D is most likely quartzite.

B is most likely slate.
N is older than O.
O is older than C.
M is younger than O.
L is older than E.

L is older than O.
U is a fault scarp.
V is near the fault trace. [Before long, talus will most likely be found at V. ]

Answers:
True, True, True, True, True;
False, True, True, True, False;
False, True, False, False, True;
False, True, False, False, False;
True, True, True, False, True;
False, False, True, False, True;
False, True, True, True, True;
False, False, True, False, True;
False, True, True, False, True;
True, True, False, False, False;
True True True, True.

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