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ScienceFusion The Dynamic Earth Unit 1.3: Erosion & Deposition by Water Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements correctly describes a shoreline feature?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is NOT an agent of erosion?

Question 3 3. Which of the following best describes bedrock?

Question 4 4. What is the appropriate definition of a stream valley?

Question 5 5. Not every part of a coastal shoreline is impacted to the same extent by the movement of waves. Wave energy has a greater impact on the sides and end of shoreline protrusions such as headlands, leading to greater erosion. What process is occurring to create more erosion in these areas?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a process of forming bedrock channels that involves the erosion and transport of large chunks of rocks?

Question 7 7. If you looked at a photo of a beach from 1960 and the same area today, you would notice a striking difference in the shoreline. What is the most likely cause of these changes?

Question 8 8. How is erosion different from weathering?

Question 9 9. You are walking along a coastline and view a sea stack a few feet away from the shore. This structure was most likely caused by _____.

Question 10 10. Which of the following is a FALSE statement about floodplains?

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Question 11 11. What is described as the rate of energy loss on a channel bed that can lead to erosion?

Question 12 12. Which of the following terms refers to the movement of broken-down rock or soil from one place to another?

Question 13 13. If you were flying over a mountainous region and saw a network of small, interwoven channels separated by bars of deposited sediment, what would you be looking at?

Question 14 14. What is the loose sedimentary material that can be deposited in stream channels called?

Question 15 15. If a meander cutoff happens within a meandering channel, what is left behind?

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Question 16 16. Spits and Baymouth Bars are similar in all of the following ways, except:

Question 17 17. Which of the following is a process of forming bedrock channels that involves erosion from particles scraping against each other?

Question 18 18. If an alluvial channel takes a winding course through a valley, it is likely which type of channel?

Question 19 19. In which stage of the aging process would a stream valley have a V-shape and steep sides?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a way that glaciers change landforms?

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Question 21 21. You are visiting a beach at low tide when the water level has receded. A companion points out a somewhat flat area very near a large rock cliff. What has been created by erosion in this coastal area?

Question 22 22. Which term describes a mound of sand that joins an island to the mainland?

Question 23 23. Which of the following best describes deposition?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a stream valley in the maturity stage?

Question 25 25. Which process enables alluvial channels to change their shape or course over time?

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Question 26 26. The process where rocks and minerals are broken down by the elements of nature is called _____.

Question 27 27. Which term describes loose soil and sediments that may be found covering bedrock?

Question 28 28. How can a headland be damaged by the action of waves?

Question 29 29. What is the term used to describe the process by which sand and sediment is transported along the coast?

Question 30 30. When waves break down a sea cliff, pick up and carry the debris, and dump on the shore forming a beach, what processes are happening, and in what order are they happening?

ScienceFusion The Dynamic Earth Unit 1.3: Erosion & Deposition by Water Chapter Exam Instructions

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