What is Soil Erosion? - Definition and Causes


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

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

2. 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?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the causes of soil erosion. Topics you'll be assessed on include the process of soil erosion as well as types of erosion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The process of soil erosion
  • Water erosion
  • Areas most prone to wind erosion
  • The term referring to the preparation of a farmer's field for crop growing

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on soil erosion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how farmers prepare their fields for crops
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about water erosion and wind erosion

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called What is Soil Erosion? - Definition and Causes to delve deeper into the subject of erosion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe soil erosion
  • Relate four types of water erosion
  • Tell how the power of the wind affects soil
  • Explain how the work of farmers contributes to soil erosion