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What is it called when sand moves by jumps and bounces?
a) abrasion
b) deflation
c) saltation
d) erosion

Dunes usually move
a) uphill
b) away from the direction of the wind
c) in the direction of the wind
d) downhill

What types of glaciers form in mountainous areas?
a) continental
b) moraine
c) till
d) alpine

An offshore column of rock which was once part of the mainland is called?
a) sea arch
b) headland
c) sea stack
d) sea cave

What is the steepest slop loose material will not slide downslope?
a) slump
b) landscape
c) angle of repose
d) creep

What is NOT a type of rapid mass movement?
a) mudslide
b) creep
c) rockfall
d) landslide

What is released when waves break?
a) energy
b) water
c) wave trains
d) sand

What do waves make when they break rock into small pieces?
a) boulders
b) sand
c) rocks
d) pebbles

What helps prevent wind erosion?
a) water
b) soil
c) rocks
d) plants

A depression in the landscape of a desert is called?
a) desert pavement
b) rock
c) dune
d) deflation hollow

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