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Weathering & Erosion Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. _____ are a combination of fungi and algae that grows on rocks and produces acids that break down the minerals within the rocks.

Question 2 2. A farmer wants to control soil erosion in an area of sloped land that regularly produces poor crop yield. What technique should he employ to cut in flat surfaces and control erosion?

Question 3 3. Older headstones are often difficult to read due to weathering that has worn away their letters. This is an example of which of the following types of weathering?

Question 4 4. Why is decreased vegetation a factor that can cause mass wasting?

Question 5 5. You are digging out a soil sample and first find a thin layer of topsoil. Underneath this layer, you see a larger layer of very fine particles that is still fairly wet and somewhat gray in color. What type of soil exists beneath the topsoil?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following terms is used to describe a layer of a soil profile?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is a TRUE statement concerning the process of soil erosion?

Question 8 8. Which type of water erosion occurs fairly evenly over an area and might not be noticed until much of the topsoil has been washed away?

Question 9 9. Which of the following types of mass wasting is described as the movement of a water-laden mass of loose mud, sand, soil, rock, and debris down a slope?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements best describes mechanical weathering?

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Question 11 11. Which statement best describes chemical weathering?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a type of mass wasting that involves the sliding of coherent rock material along a curved surface?

Question 13 13. The mechanical weathering of rocks that leaves behind an accumulation of angular, coarse-grained fragments is known as:

Question 14 14. Which term is used to describe a mountain's resistive forces, including the cohesive strength and internal friction between materials?

Question 15 15. Which of the following terms is used to describe the resistive forces of the mountain, including the cohesive strength and internal friction between the materials?

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Question 16 16. If a farmer works the soil too much in preparation for planting it can increase the risk of soil erosion. Which of the following terms is used to describe the preparation of a farmer's field for growing crops?

Question 17 17. Which type of water erosion results in small, short-lived and well-defined streams?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a reason that the removal of vegetation increases the risk of mass wasting?

Question 19 19. Which of the following terms describes the large movement of rock, soil, and debris downward due to the force of gravity?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is TRUE of a rock buried deep in the ground?

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Question 21 21. How can air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxide lead to chemical weathering?

Question 22 22. Carbonation involves the mixing of _____ with _____, and is important in the formation of caves.

Question 23 23. Which type of chemical weathering occurs when rainwater seeps into the ground and reacts with feldspar, changing it to clay?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT an effect of soil erosion?

Question 25 25. Which of the following statements is TRUE of hard minerals, such as quartz?

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Question 26 26. If you wanted to plant a large garden for growing fruits and vegetables, what type of soil structure would produce the best results?

Question 27 27. Which of the following best describes weathering?

Question 28 28. If fine-grained material is oozing slowly down a slope, what is most likely happening?

Question 29 29. What can occur at the site of an area that is experiencing soil erosion?

Question 30 30. Why is a debris flow potentially dangerous?

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