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The breakdown of rocks is
a) erosion
b) weathering
c) deposition
d) metamorphism

The movement of weathered particles is
a) weathering
b) erosion
c) deposition
d) metamorphism

Pieces of rocks broken down by physical and chemical weathering are
a) soil
b) sediments
c) organic matter
d) intrusions

Soil is made by
a) weathering of rocks only
b) organic matter only
c) weathering of rocks and organic matter
d) meteoroid impacts

Increasing vegetation will cause erosion to
a) increase
b) decrease
c) stay the same
d) increase then decrease

The horizon of well developed soil with the most organic matter is
a) A horizon
b) B horizon
c) C horizon
d) parent bedrock

Soil that does not match the bedrock below it is called
a) residual
b) transported
c) native
d) homogeneous

Soil that is formed from and matches the bedrock below it is
a) residual
b) transported
c) eroded
d) deposited

Root wedging breaks down rocks
a) physically
b) chemically
c) metamorphically
d) by convection

Frost action happens because when water freezes in the cracks of a rock it
a) dissolves the rock
b) absorbs into the rock
c) melts the rock
d) expands and widens the crack in the rock

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