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Weathering and Erosion Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following situations is MOST likely to lead to soil erosion?

Question 2 2. Which of the following terms is used to describe a layer of a soil profile?

Question 3 3. Which statement best describes chemical weathering?

Question 4 4. Which type of water erosion results in small, short-lived and well-defined streams?

Question 5 5. Which of the following terms describes the large movement of rock, soil, and debris downward due to the force of gravity?

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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 conditions could potentially lead to mass wasting?

Question 8 8. Which of the following best describes weathering?

Question 9 9. _____ are a combination of fungi and algae that grows on rocks and produces acids that break down the minerals within the rocks.

Question 10 10. Why is decreased vegetation a factor that can cause mass wasting?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a type of mass wasting that involves the sliding of coherent rock material along a curved surface?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. If you wanted to plant a large garden for growing fruits and vegetables, what type of soil structure would produce the best results?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Why is a debris flow potentially dangerous?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following best describes how to practice crop rotation?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. What is the significance of a dry desert climate as it relates to weathering?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is TRUE of hard minerals, such as quartz?

Question 20 20. Which type of mass wasting is described as the sliding of coherent rock material along a curved surface?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is TRUE of a rock buried deep in the ground?

Question 22 22. The mechanical weathering of rocks that leaves behind an accumulation of angular, coarse-grained fragments is known as:

Question 23 23. What can occur at the site of an area that is experiencing soil erosion?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is a TRUE statement concerning the process of soil erosion?

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. Which term is used to describe a mountain's resistive forces, including the cohesive strength and internal friction between materials?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. How can air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxide lead to chemical weathering?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is TRUE concerning mass wasting?

Question 30 30. 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.

Weathering and Erosion Chapter Exam Instructions

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