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What is the slowest type of mass movement?
a) a slump b) a rockfall c) an earthflow d) creep
Resources that can be replenished over a relatively short time span are called
a) fossil fuels b) renewable resources c) nonrenewable resources d) mineral resources
What would cause the inscription on a marble gravestone to become harder and harder to read over time?
a) frost wedging b) mechanical weathering c) exfoliation d) chemical weathering
One kind of evidence that supports Wegener's hypothesis is that
a) the same magnetic directions exist on different continents b) major rivers on different continents match c) land bridges still exist that connect major continents d) fossils of the same organism have been found on different continents
Whenever the characteristics and chemical composition of weathered materials have been altered, they have undergone
a) chemical weathering b) mechanical weathering c) mass movement d) frost wedging
What are the boundaries called that seperate streams in adjacent drainage basins?
a) mountain ranges b) divides c) valleys d) levees
Which type of rock usually underlies a karst landscape?
a) limestone b) granite c) basalt d) shale
Volcanic island arcs are associated with what type of plate boundary?
a) divergent boundary b) convergent oceanic-continental boundary c) convergent continental-continental boundary d) convergent oceanic-oceanic boundary
A cavern is an underground chamber formed by
a) erosion b) deposition c) evaporation d) runoff
The vertical drop of a stream channel over a certain distance is called
a) discharge b) channel roughness c) gradient d) runoff
Which of the following affects the rate of weathering?
a) climate b) chemical composition of the exposed rock c) surface area of the exposed rock d) all of the above
Renewable resources
a) can be replenished over months, years, or decades b) are all living resources c) have finite supplies that will one day be used up d) include iron, natural gas, and copper
The resistance of a mineral to being scratched is called
a) streak b) fracture c) hardness d) cleavage
Springs form where
a) there is no water table b) flooding makes streams overflow their banks c) groundwater sinks into the soil d) the water table intersects the ground surface
The supercontinent in the continental drift hypothesis was called
a) Panthalassa b) Pangea c) Mesosaurus d) Africa
As the rate of cooling of igneous rocks increases, the size of the crystals that form
a) decreases b) increases c) is not affected d) cannot be determined
Balance in the water cycle means that
a) the average annual precipitation over Earth equals the amount of water that evaporates b) water that falls to Earth only centers oceans c) the amount of water that falls to Earth weighs the same as the amount that condenses in clouds d) water that evaporates from Earth's surface remains forever in the atmosphere
What is the force behind mass movement?
a) the suns energy b) flowing water c) gravity d) moving ice
Minerals are classified by
a) color b) composition c) density d) size
The ability of a stream to erode and transport material depends largely on its
a) width b) length c) velocity d) density
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