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Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 5: Weathering, Soil, and Mass Movements Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If you wanted to learn more about the soil composition in a particular area, what would you need to do?

Question 2 2. What happens if too much rain falls on a mountain slope or if soil on a mountain slope becomes saturated by water?

Question 3 3. What is the significance of a dry desert climate as it relates to weathering?

Question 4 4. Which statement best describes chemical weathering?

Question 5 5. If you wanted to plant a large garden for growing fruits and vegetables, what type of soil structure would produce the best results?

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Question 6 6. Which type of mass wasting is described as the sliding of coherent rock material along a curved surface?

Question 7 7. 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?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Which of the following is TRUE concerning mass wasting?

Question 10 10. 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 11 11. Which of the following statements best describes mechanical weathering?

Question 12 12. Which of the following best describes weathering?

Question 13 13. Which type of chemical weathering occurs when rainwater seeps into the ground and reacts with feldspar, changing it to clay?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Which of the following is a TRUE statement concerning the process of soil erosion?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Which of the following is TRUE of a rock buried deep in the ground?

Question 18 18. Why is a debris flow potentially dangerous?

Question 19 19. How can air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxide lead to chemical weathering?

Question 20 20. Which of the following statements about soil is FALSE?

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Question 21 21. The buckling of railroad tracks in this image is an example of:

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT a reason that the removal of vegetation increases the risk of mass wasting?

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. If fine-grained material is oozing slowly down a slope, what is most likely happening?

Question 25 25. Carbonation involves the mixing of _____ with _____, and is important in the formation of caves.

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Question 26 26. Which type of rocks tend to weather more rapidly?

Question 27 27. Which of the following areas would be most prone to wind erosion?

Question 28 28. Which term is used to describe a mountain's resistive forces, including the cohesive strength and internal friction between materials?

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. _____ are a combination of fungi and algae that grows on rocks and produces acids that break down the minerals within the rocks.

Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 5: Weathering, Soil, and Mass Movements Chapter Exam Instructions

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