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ConcepTest: Mt. Everest Limestone

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell, David Steer, Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn
This material was originally created for Starting Point:Introductory Geology
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.

Question:

The rock on top of Mt. Everest is a shallow marine limestone deposited 200 million years ago. What does this tell us about the geologic history of the Himalayas?

a. 200 million years ago the Himalayas did not exist.
b. The ocean level 200 million years was much higher than today.
c. There was a high altitude lake in the Himalayas.

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