(section: 3 / paragraph: d / line: 8)
No. The competition will emphasize the processes that create these and other phenomena.
(section: 2 / paragraph: a / sub-paragraph: i / line: 3)
No- The last sentence states 'The materials must be punched and inserted (emphasis) into the rings (sheet protectors are allowed).
(section: 3 / paragraph: First / sub-paragraph: N/A / line: 4)
Yes, students could be asked to identify incomplete specimens. Samples requiring identification should show specific features making identification reasonable. A bone fragment would usually not be enough to make a solid identification, but a tooth or claw might be.