Ch 12 - section 2 - Closter Public Schools

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Chapter 12 - Section 2: Wind Erosion and Deposition
Write the letter of the correct answer in the space provided.
_____ 1. What helps prevent wind erosion?
a. water
c. rocks
b. plants
d. soil
_____ 2. In the process of saltation, what causes the sand-sized particles to
a. water
c. soil
b. wind
d. rocks
_____ 3. A rocky surface consisting of pebbles and small broken rocks left
behind after the finer material has been blown away is called a(n)
a. deflation hollow.
c. desert pavement.
b. abrasion.
d. rock fragment.
_____ 4. A depression scooped out by the wind in the landscape of a desert is
called a(n)
a. deflation hollow.
c. loess.
b. desert pavement.
d. dune.
_____ 5. Dunes usually move in the direction of
a. the sun.
c. the east.
b. the North Star.
d. the wind.
Match the correct definition with the correct term. Write the letter in the space
_____ 6. the skipping and bouncing of sandsized particles in the direction the
wind is blowing
_____ 7. the grinding and wearing down of
rock surfaces by other rock or sand
a. loess
b. dunes
c. saltation
d. deflation
e. abrasion
_____ 8. the removal of fine sediment by wind
_____ 9. fine-grained sediment deposited by
_____ 10. mounds of sand deposited by wind
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