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Physical Science - Weathering and Erosion: Tutoring Solution 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. Which of the following conditions could potentially lead to mass wasting?

Question 3 3. 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?

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements best describes mechanical weathering?

Question 5 5. Which of the following situations is MOST likely to lead to soil erosion?

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Question 6 6. If you wanted to plant a large garden for growing fruits and vegetables, what type of soil structure would produce the best results?

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

Question 8 8. What is the significance of a dry desert climate as it relates to weathering?

Question 9 9. Which type of rocks tend to weather more rapidly?

Question 10 10. 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 11 11. Which type of chemical weathering occurs when rainwater seeps into the ground and reacts with feldspar, changing it to clay?

Question 12 12. Which type of mass wasting is described as the sliding of coherent rock material along a curved surface?

Question 13 13. What can occur at the site of an area that is experiencing soil erosion?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a reason that the removal of vegetation increases the risk of mass wasting?

Question 15 15. Which of the following best describes how to practice crop rotation?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Why is a debris flow potentially dangerous?

Question 18 18. Which of the following terms describes the large movement of rock, soil, and debris downward due to the force of gravity?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is TRUE of a rock buried deep in the ground?

Question 20 20. Which of the following best describes weathering?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements about soil is FALSE?

Question 22 22. 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.

Question 23 23. What happens if too much rain falls on a mountain slope or if soil on a mountain slope becomes saturated by water?

Question 24 24. Which statement best describes chemical weathering?

Question 25 25. Which type of water erosion results in small, short-lived and well-defined streams?

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Question 26 26. The mechanical weathering of rocks that leaves behind an accumulation of angular, coarse-grained fragments is known as:

Question 27 27. The buckling of railroad tracks in this image is an example of:

Question 28 28. Which of the following is NOT a potential cause of mass wasting?

Question 29 29. Which term is used to describe a mountain's resistive forces, including the cohesive strength and internal friction between materials?

Question 30 30. If you wanted to learn more about the soil composition in a particular area, what would you need to do?

Physical Science - Weathering and Erosion: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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