Erosion, Deposition, Weathering: Question Preview (ID: 20801)

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How can trees prevent erosion?
a) leaves help to shelter insects b) roots protect the soil from being washed away c) roots grow through rocks and change their shape d) branches make shade to help keep the tree cool
How do glaciers change land?
a) They can wear away mountains and leave valleys behind. b) They stop erosion of land by blocking rivers and streams c) They warm up the area for plants to live d) They move very quickly and break everything in their path
What can cause a rock to change colors?
a) air b) animals c) water d) the temperature
What is the major cause of weathering and erosion?
a) wind b) moving water c) ice d) glaciers
What is erosion?
a) when people move b) when rocks and soil move from one place to another c) when sediments drop off in a new place d) a type of pizza
What is sediment?
a) bits of rock, sand and silt caused by the weathering of rocks b) lava c) decaying plant or animal material d) tiny bugs
The process by which small pieces of rocks and soil are carried away to new locations is called _______
a) weathering b) erosion c) faults d) deposition
The process of breaking up rocks on Earth's surface is called _________
a) erosion b) weathering c) deposition d) sediment
What does erosion carry away?
a) wind and rivers b) lakes and rivers c) light and sound d) rocks and soil
Which land forms can rivers create over thousands of years?
a) deserts b) canyons c) mountains d) glaciers
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