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What happens when agents of erosion lay down sediment?
a) deposition
b) waves
c) weathering
d) erosion

What process moves weathered rock and soil to another place?
a) erosion
b) gravity
c) deposition
d) weathering

What may trigger mudflows?
a) Earthquke movement
b) sediment
c) cars
d) weathering

What is very slow movement of soil that is barely noticeable?
a) creep
b) sheet erosion
c) landslide
d) mudslide

What major agent of erosion is responsible for shaping the earth\'s surface?
a) water
b) wind
c) gravity
d) earthquakes

What are tiny grooves in the soil that grow larger to form gullies?
a) rills
b) creeks
c) brooks
d) streams

What is a stream that flows into a larger river called?
a) tributary
b) gully
c) brook
d) creek

What are meanders?
a) loop-like bends in a river
b) a stream growing after rainfall
c) curvy ponds
d) small lakes

What is a flood plain?
a) a wide valley in which a river flows
b) a wall built to prevent flooding
c) a hilly area that rarely floods
d) an area that is flat

What is an oxbow lake?
a) a meander that has been cut-off from the river
b) a large bow-shaped lake
c) a lake that was dug by an ox
d) a meander that has flooded over its banks

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