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Overview of Weathering & Erosion Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is a TRUE statement concerning the process of soil erosion?

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Question 2 2. 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?

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Question 3 3. Which of the following areas would be most prone to wind erosion?

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Question 4 4. 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?

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Question 5 5. Which type of water erosion results in small, short-lived and well-defined streams?

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Question 6 6. What can occur at the site of an area that is experiencing soil erosion?

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Question 7 7. Which of the following best describes how to practice crop rotation?

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Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT an effect of soil erosion?

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Question 9 9. 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?

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Question 10 10. Which of the following situations is MOST likely to lead to soil erosion?

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Question 11 11. Which statement best describes chemical weathering?

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Question 12 12. _____ are a combination of fungi and algae that grows on rocks and produces acids that break down the minerals within the rocks.

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Question 13 13. How can air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxide lead to chemical weathering?

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Question 14 14. Which type of chemical weathering occurs when rainwater seeps into the ground and reacts with feldspar, changing it to clay?

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Question 15 15. Carbonation involves the mixing of _____ with _____, and is important in the formation of caves.

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Question 16 16. Erosion is the process of _____.

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Question 17 17. Deposits of sediment at the end of rivers can form _____.

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Question 18 18. Mudslides, landslides, and creeps are examples of _____.

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Question 19 19. The process of sediment building up in a particular area is called _____.

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Question 20 20. Sand dunes are the result of large amounts of sand moved by _____ over time.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements best describes mechanical weathering?

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Question 22 22. 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?

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Question 23 23. The buckling of railroad tracks in this image is an example of:

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Question 24 24. The mechanical weathering of rocks that leaves behind an accumulation of angular, coarse-grained fragments is known as:

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Question 25 25. An example of _____ takes place when large icicles form in the cracks inside of the turnpike tunnels in the winter, which will cause damage to the structure of the tunnels if they are not removed.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements is TRUE of hard minerals, such as quartz?

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

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Question 28 28. Which of the following is TRUE of a rock buried deep in the ground?

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Question 29 29. What is the significance of a dry desert climate as it relates to weathering?

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Question 30 30. Which type of rocks tend to weather more rapidly?

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Overview of Weathering & Erosion Chapter Exam Instructions

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