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What is something that could help slow down wind erosion?
a) Fences
b) Windbreaks
c) Trees
d) All of the above.

When a glacier stops moving, it drops off its
a) moraine
b) erratics
c) terminal moraine
d) sediment

Materials such as soil and gravel that are carried by moving water, wind, or ice are called...
a) sediment
b) erosion
c) valley
d) weathering

The process of breaking up rocks on Earth's surface is called
a) Erosion
b) Weathering
c) Deposition
d) Sediment

The process by which small pieces of rocks and soil are carried away to new locations is called
a) Weathering
b) Erosion
c) Deposition
d) Faults

What is sediment?
a) Decaying plant or animal material
b) The top layer of the soil
c) Bits of rock, sand and silt caused by the weathering of rocks
d) The process of rocks being broken down and carried away

What is the major cause of weathering and erosion?
a) Moving Water
b) Wind
c) Ice
d) Glaciers

What happens when glaciers slowly move down a mountain?
a) The glaciers cause erosion by taking sediment and moving it somewhere else.
b) The glaciers melt and refreeze
c) The glaciers melt and form giant lakes.
d) Nothing happens.

The triangular-shaped deposit formed when a river empties into the ocean is a ...
a) valley
b) glacier
c) delta
d) dune

Plants prevent soil erosion by
a) The process of photosynthesis
b) Releasing water into the atmosphere through transpiration
c) Providing food for herbivores
d) Holding dirt in place with their roots

Coastal beaches are shrinking because
a) Hurricanes are destroying the coastal beaches.
b) More people are moving to coastal areas.
c) Underground water reserves are being drained, cause the land to sink.
d) Erosion from tides is occurring.

Which process comes first?
a) Weathering
b) Erosion
c) Deposition
d) They all occur at the same time.

Piles of sand deposited by wind are...
a) deltas
b) valleys
c) dunes
d) glaciers

Which of the following is not natural erosion?
a) Water Erosion-Erosion cause by either raindrops or heavy rain.
b) Shoreline Erosion- Occurs due to the action of currents and waves.
c) Wind Erosion- Movement of material by the wind.
d) Pouring a glass of water on a rock.

Is erosion a natural process?
a) Yes
b) No
c) Maybe
d) I don't know.

Erosion can be caused by which of the following?
a) Wind
b) Water
c) Ice
d) All of the above.

Which of the following is the definition of erosion?
a) The process of breaking down rock.
b) The process that involve the movement of soil and rock.
c) The dropping of rock.
d) None of the above.

Which of the following is the correct definition of weathering?
a) The breakdown of rocks.
b) The removal of rocks.
c) The dropping of rocks.
d) None of the above.

Sinkholes are created by
a) Ponds collapsing in.
b) underground water eroding away sediment and carrying it somewhere else, dropping down the ground.
c) wind eroding away the ground.
d) Ground moles digging through the ground.

Caves are similar to
a) Glaciers
b) Ponds
c) Sinkholes
d) Dungeons

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