weathering and erosion quiz

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1. Which of the following is the correct definition of "weathering"?
A: The breakdown of rocks.
B: The removal of rocks.
C: Neither
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Which of the
following is the definition of erosion?
A: The process of disintegration of rock and soil.
B: The processes that involve the movement of soil and
rock.
C: Both
D: Neither
3. Which types of changes are included in the process
of weathering? Check all that apply.
A: chemical changes
B: physical changes
C: Both
4. Erosion can be caused by which of the following?
Check all that apply.
A: wind
B: water
C: ice
D: gravitational pull
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Which of the following are examples of physical
weathering? Check all that apply.
A: peeling of paint
B: chipping of glass in a gravel-spattered windshield
C: cracks in a sidewalk
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Is erosion a natural process?
A: Yes
B: No
C: Maybe
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After weathering occurs, what is left
over from the rocks that have been broken down?
A: water
B: dirt
C: soil
D: none of the above
8. Which of the following are erosion processes?
Check all that apply.
A: Gravity erosion- movement down a slope due to
force of gravity.
B: water erosion-erosion caused by either raindrops or
heavy rain.
C: shoreline erosion-occurs due to the action of
currents and waves
D: wind erosion- movement of material by the wind
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Are erosion and weathering
dependent upon one another ?
A: Yes-they both need to occur for the cycle to
continue.
B: No- they are separate events that occur
independently.
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Which process comes first,
erosion or weathering?
A: erosion
B: weathering
Answer Key
1. A
2. B
3. C
4. A,b, c, d
5. A, b, c
6. A
7. C
8. A,b,c,d
9. A
10. B
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