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What is it called when loose rocks fall down a steep slope?
a) Rockfall b) landlside c) mudflow d) cliff crash
What is a sudden rapid movement of a large amount material downslope?
a) rockfall b) landslide c) mudflow d) cliff fall
Erosion NOT caused by which of the following?
a) Gravity b) Wind c) Ice d) Sun
What is the place where land and a body of water meet?
a) Shoreline b) delta c) cliffside d) beach
What is a flat area with many layers of deposited sediment known as?
a) delta b) dunes c) floodplain d) plains
What is a fan shaped deposit that forms on dry land?
a) Alluvial Fan b) Delta c) Floodplain d) Oxbow Lake
What are mounds of wind deposited sand?
a) mountains b) glaciers c) drifts d) dunes
What is the area where streams often deposit their load in a fan shaped pattern; very rich in sediment and nutrients known as?
a) mouth b) plains c) delta d) plateau
What is the general term for all of the materials carried and deposited by a glacier?
a) Glacial Load b) Glacial Drift c) Glacial rock d) Glacial sediment
Thick deposits of sediment are known as ___________.
a) mud b) loess c) dunes d) sediment drift
What is water located within the rocks below Earth's surface?
a) Lake water b) groundwater c) contained water d) rock water
A large mass of moving ice that forms by compacting of snow by natural forces is known as a
a) iceberg b) snow drift c) snow pack d) glacier
What is the amount of water a stream carries in a given amount of time?
a) Discharge b) Load c) Gradient d) Depostion
The materials carried by a stream is referred to as the streams ______.
a) discharge b) gradient c) Contents d) Load
What is the measure of the change in elevation over a certain distance?
a) Discharge b) Gradient c) Load d) Flood
What is the process by which eroded materials are dropped?
a) Erosion b) Deposition c) Weathering d) Abrasion
What is the process of the breaking down of rock into smaller pieces?
a) Erosion b) Deposition c) Weathering d) Abrasion
What is the process by which sediment and other materials are moved from one place to another.
a) Erosion b) Depostion c) Weathering d) Abrasion
What is a rapid movement of a large mass of mud?
a) mudflow b) rockfall c) landslide d) cliff fall
What is an area of the crust that caves in due to erosion by groundwater of the bedrock below?
a) Sinkhole b) Sea Cave c) Crater d) Erosion Pit
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