Weathering, Erosion, And Deposition Question Preview (ID: 41322)

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Muddy water being carried away by a fast-moving river.
a) weathering
b) deposition
c) erosion

Water getting into cracks, freezing, and breaking the rocks or pavement apart.
a) weathering
b) erosion
c) deposition

Deposition changes the Earth’s surface because eroded materials _____.
a) stop the river's flow
b) are dropped in new places
c) make rich farmland
d) move very slowly

What is the process of moving sediments from one location to another?
a) deposition
b) erosion
c) weathering
d) displacement

The best method to prevent erosion is to
a) grow plants
b) remove all trees
c) build homes
d) mine

What is weathering?
a) chasing severe weather
b) weather that lasts more than two days
c) when rocks are broken down into smaller pieces

Which natural disaster is a violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground in which the topsoil is removed?
a) tornado
b) hurricane
c) forest fire
d) tsunami

High winds, uprooted trees, and exposed rock are all negative impacts of which of these events?
a) hurricane
b) tornado
c) forest fire
d) thunderstorm

A severe storm or hurricane would be most likely to damage a coastal area by causing
a) erosion
b) pollution
c) earthquakes
d) volcanoes

What causes damage in a hurricane?
a) storm surge
b) wind
c) flooding
d) all of the above

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