Weathering, Erosion, And Deposition: Question Preview (ID: 14206)

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Erosion is
a) The removal of rock particles
b) The deposit of rock particles
c) The breaking down of rocks
d) The building up of rocks

What is abrasion?
a) A type of mechanical weathering
b) When rocks carried by wind scrape other rocks
c) When rocks stuck to the bottom of glaciers scrape bedrock
d) All of the above

Which of the following is an example of mechanical weathering?
a) Acid rain
b) Pressure created by runoff breaks down rocks
c) Water expands when it freezes in cracks in rocks
d) Oxygen

Which of the following is an example of chemical weathering?
a) freezing and thawing
b) plant growth
c) oxygen
d) actions of animal

When a rock is in a stream for long periods of time, how does it look?
a) Rough with a lot of jagged edges
b) The same, no changes occur
c) It breaks into smaller pieces
d) The edges become smoother and rounded

If chemical reactions occur faster in hotter temperatures, then chemical weathering occurs
a) less quickly
b) at the same rate
c) more quickly
d) not enough information is given to answer the question

What is the major agent of erosion that has shaped Earth's surface the MOST?
a) Gravity
b) Glaciers
c) Moving Water
d) Wind

Ocean waves are agents of erosion and deposition. Which of the following is NOT a feature created by waves?
a) Sandbar
b) Sea arch
c) Headland
d) Oxbow Lake

What is the force that causes all mass movement?
a) Gravity
b) Kinetic Energy
c) Potential Energy
d) All of the above

During ice ages, large glaciers covered entire continents and large islands. These glaciers are called
a) Vally Glaciers
b) Continental Glaciers
c) Conventional Glaciers
d) Mudslides

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