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Chapter 12 Test: Erosion And Deposition

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Multiple choice quiz on erosion and depostion

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  • 1. 
    Surf refers to ___________________.
    • A. 

      Large storm waves in the open ocean

    • B. 

      Giant waves produced by hurricanes

    • C. 

      Breaking waves

  • 2. 
    Which of the following can produce many large ocean waves?
    • A. 

      Wind storms

    • B. 

      High temperatures

    • C. 

      Melting icebergs

  • 3. 
    Because ocean waves travel in groups called ______________, they break at regular intervals.
    • A. 

      Wavelengths

    • B. 

      Wave periods

    • C. 

      Wave trains

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT a common offshore deposit?
    • A. 

      A sand bar

    • B. 

      A barrier spit

    • C. 

      A sea cave

  • 5. 
    A wind-eroded depression is called a ___________.
    • A. 

      Dune

    • B. 

      Desert pavement

    • C. 

      Deflation hollow

  • 6. 
    The movement of sand-sized particles by a skipping and bouncing action in the direction the wind is blowing is called _______________.
    • A. 

      Abrasion

    • B. 

      Saltation

    • C. 

      Deflation

  • 7. 
    What is the most common beach material?
    • A. 

      Pebbles and larger rocks

    • B. 

      Light-colored sand

    • C. 

      Black sand

  • 8. 
    The lifting and removal of fine sediment by wind is called ________________
    • A. 

      Deflation

    • B. 

      Saltation

    • C. 

      Abrasion

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of a process of wind erosion?
    • A. 

      Deflation

    • B. 

      Saltation

    • C. 

      Calving

  • 10. 
    Abrasion is a process of _______________ erosion.
    • A. 

      Wind

    • B. 

      Wave

    • C. 

      Glacial

  • 11. 
    Heavy rocks left behind by wind erosion is known as a _____________.
    • A. 

      Desert pavement

    • B. 

      Deflation hollow

    • C. 

      Dune

  • 12. 
    Dust storms can occur when _________________.
    • A. 

      The wind erodes exposed soil

    • B. 

      Lack of plants expose the soil

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Where is the world's largest ice sheet located?
    • A. 

      Greenland

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      Antarctica

  • 14. 
    What term best describes all types of glacial deposits?
    • A. 

      Glacial drift

    • B. 

      Loess

    • C. 

      Till

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Moraine

    • B. 

      Outwash plain

    • C. 

      Till

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is NOT a landform created by an alpine glacier?
    • A. 

      Cirque

    • B. 

      Deflation hollow

    • C. 

      Horn

  • 17. 
    Grooves left behind by a moving glacier are called ___________.
    • A. 

      Moraines

    • B. 

      Tills

    • C. 

      Striations

  • 18. 
    What is the term for a mass movement of volcanic origin?
    • A. 

      Lahar

    • B. 

      Slump

    • C. 

      Creep

  • 19. 
    A ___________  is a type of landslide that occurs when a small block of land becomes detached and slides downhill.
    • A. 

      Rockslide

    • B. 

      Slump

    • C. 

      Mudflow

  • 20. 
    ___________________ takes place when materials are dropped.
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Deposition

  • 21. 
    ______________ is the movement of any material downslope which is controlled by gravity.
    • A. 

      Mass movement

    • B. 

      Striation

  • 22. 
    The distance between two waves is the __________________
    • A. 

      Wave length

    • B. 

      Wave height

    • C. 

      Crest

  • 23. 
    ________________ is the movement of material from one place to another.
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Depositon

  • 24. 
    A falling wave is called a _______________
    • A. 

      Current

    • B. 

      Breaker

    • C. 

      Sea stack

  • 25. 
    Name 3 of the 4 things that cause erosion.