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Weathering and Erosion: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is TRUE concerning mass wasting?

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

Question 4 4. Why is a debris flow potentially dangerous?

Question 5 5. Which type of rocks tend to weather more rapidly?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Which of the following terms is used to describe a layer of a soil profile?

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

Question 10 10. What happens if too much rain falls on a mountain slope or if soil on a mountain slope becomes saturated by water?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. How can air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxide lead to chemical weathering?

Question 13 13. If you wanted to learn more about the soil composition in a particular area, what would you need to do?

Question 14 14. Which of the following terms describes the large movement of rock, soil, and debris downward due to the force of gravity?

Question 15 15. 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 16 16. Which of the following statements is TRUE of hard minerals, such as quartz?

Question 17 17. Which type of mass wasting is described as the sliding of coherent rock material along a curved surface?

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

Question 19 19. Which of the following best describes weathering?

Question 20 20. The buckling of railroad tracks in this image is an example of:

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Question 21 21. Which of the following areas would be most prone to wind erosion?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements best describes mechanical weathering?

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

Question 25 25. Which statement best describes chemical weathering?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. The mechanical weathering of rocks that leaves behind an accumulation of angular, coarse-grained fragments is known as:

Question 28 28. _____ are a combination of fungi and algae that grows on rocks and produces acids that break down the minerals within the rocks.

Question 29 29. If fine-grained material is oozing slowly down a slope, what is most likely happening?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a reason that the removal of vegetation increases the risk of mass wasting?

Weathering and Erosion: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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