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Which of the following human activities can make the impact of natural hazards more severe?
a) Removing structures from flood plains.
b) Cutting down forests
c) Recycling.
d) Conserving water.

Natural hazards can cause catastrophic events that
a) Change Earth’s crust.
b) Slow down erosion.
c) Change Earth’s core.
d) Prevent deposition

The process by which natural forces move weathered rock and soil from one place to another is called
a) Soil conservation
b) Deposition.
c) Abrasion.
d) Erosion.

Chemical weathering is different than mechanical weathering because it
a) Breaks down rock
b) Moves rock from place to place
c) Changes the composition of rock
d) Makes New Landforms

What process breaks down rock into smaller pieces
a) Erosion
b) Deposition
c) Weathering
d) Condensation

Which of these is an example of mechanical weathering?
a) Rock is broken by ice expanding in cracks.
b) Oxygen mixes with iron in rock to cause oxidation
c) Solar energy heats water and causes it to evaporate
d) A river moves loose rock downstream.

The rate of weathering depends on the type of rock and on the
a) type of soil
b) loam
c) Climate
d) Type of Humus

The grinding away of rock by other rock particles carried by wind, water, or ice is called
a) Chemical weathering
b) Drought
c) Abrasion
d) Bedrock

Which of the following is NOT true about plant roots?
a) they pry apart cracks in rocks
b) They cause oxidation of the soil
c) They hold soil in place.

Succession is the series of predictable changes that occur over time in a (n)
a) Species
b) Organism
c) Community
d) Food chain

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