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All of the following are an example of mechanical weathering EXCEPT
a) Beaches
b) Root pry
c) Potholes
d) Statue of Liberty

City council regulations ban the planting of certain trees near buildings because:
a) tree roots can damage and break down concrete
b) the tree sap is poisonous to humans
c) trees block wind preventing weathering
d) trees create shade and the temperature extremes can break concrete

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) The top layer of the soil
b) Decaying plant or animal material
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 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

What is the major cause of weathering and erosion?
a) ice
b) moving water
c) sunlight
d) animals

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

All of the following are causes of physical weathering except
a) Acid rain
b) Running water
c) Wind
d) Plant growth

What process creates new sand in a desert?
a) Erosion of the neighboring streams
b) Fossils of animals and plants constantly decaying
c) Wind erosion of rocks
d) Droughts

The process of breaking up rocks on Earth's surface is called _________
a) weathering
b) erosion
c) deposition
d) sediment

Potholes are made by:
a) mechanical weathering
b) chemical weathering
c) deposition
d) erosion

a) Texas sucks
b) /W\
c) Oklahoma
d) Sooner!

Which part of the rock cycle does weathering lead to?
a) sedimentary rock
b) metamorphic rock
c) deposition
d) sediments

The Statue of Liberty is an example of:
a) mechanical weathering
b) chemical weathering
c) deposition
d) erosion

The waves hitting a beach result in:
a) mechanical weathering
b) chemical weathering
c) erosion
d) deposition

Flooding usually causes a lot of:
a) mechanical weathering
b) chemical weathering
c) deposition
d) erosion

The Grand Canyon is very steep and narrow. Which of the following is likely the cause of the shape of the canyon?
a) wind blowing
b) deposition of sediments
c) water flowing
d) chemical rain

Many cities have regulations requiring trees to be planted at a distance from structures. Why is this?
a) root pry
b) leaf deposits
c) safety violations
d) animal habitats

Which layer of the Earth is most affected by weathering?
a) mesosphere
b) asthenosphere
c) lithosphere
d) mountains

This biome is most subject to weathering:
a) tundra
b) rainforest
c) desert

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