Earth Science- Weathering And Erosion Quiz

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1.  Process by which rocks break down as a result of chemical reactions.
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2.  Found in eastern half of U.S. where amout of rainfall exceeds 25 inches a year, a lot of vegetation and acidic soil.
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3.  An accelerated soil erosion caused by the plowing of furrows up and down slopes that allows water to run swiftly over soil, carrying away the topsoil, is called
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4.  This horizon is formed from the leaching of horizon A.
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5.  Rock fragments and slighty weathered bedrock..you keep diging here, you'll eventually hit soil rock.
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6.  Most important result of weathering is
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7.  Building steplike ridges that follow the contours of a sloped field, thus slowing the down slope movement of water.
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8.  Planting a field with one type of crop one year and a different type of crop the next year.
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9.  Most important factor affecting soil is
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10.  Removal of loose particles by wind--most important effect by wind.
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11.  The movement of a large mass of sediment or a section of land down a slope is called
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12.  Running what is the most effective agent of erosion.
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13.  The breakdown of rock due to exposure to the atmosphere, weather, plants and animals.
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14.  What is the rapid fall of rocks, ranging in size from tiny fragments to large boulders, from a steep cliff?
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15.  What occrs along very steep slopes when saturation by water and loss of friction with underlying rock cause loose soil to slip downhill in one huge piece?
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16.  A broad, flat landform that has a high elevation. Subject to much more erosion than a plain.
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17.  Plowing soil in curved bands that follow the shape of the land, thus preventing soil from flowing directly down slopes.
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18.  Examples of chemical weathering. (mark all that apply)
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19.  Constant erosion reduces the __________ of the soil by removing the A horizon, which contains humus.
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20.  What are the factors that determin soil makeup?
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21.  Warm and wet, speed up chemical weathering.
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22.  A smaller plateau that are tablelike areas.
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23.  Found in western half of U.S. where rainfall is less than 25 inches a year, basic soil.
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24.  Thin sheets of soil removed prevent by--grass, continued plowing, crop rotation, strip crop, terraces.
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25.  Examples of mechanical weathering. (mark all that apply)
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26.  Soil made from local bedrock.
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27.  Definition of creep.
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28.  Occuring as a result of heavy rainfall, spring thaws, volcanic eruptions, or earthquakes, the sudden fall down a steep slope of masses of loose rock combined with soil is called a
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29.  Planting crops in alternating bands, one of which is a cover crop that slows rain runoff.
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30.  Small, narrow-topped formations.
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31.  Subsoil, more clay is washed down.
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32.  High elevation and latitude, very few layers, shallow..permafrost.
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33.  How do some farming and ranching practices increase soil erosion?
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34.  What may occur in dry regions guring a sudden, heavy rainfall or as a result of volcanic eruptions, with mud churning and tumbling down slopes and through valleys?
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35.  Zone of soil are called
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36.  Wearing down of particles.
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37.  The entire arrangement of horizons are called
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38.  Rock is split or broken into smaller material without changing its composition.
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39.  Topsoil, gray or black, has humus.
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40.  Once the plants die that are on top of the horizon, the nutrients make
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41.  The slow, downslope flow of soil saturated with water over hard or frozen layers in areas surrounding glaciers at high elevations is called
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42.  What are five examples of mass movements?
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43.  What are the four agents of erosion?
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44.  Three examples of wind erosion.
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45.  Rates of weathering. (mark all that apply)
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46.  Soil that was moved by wind or glacier.
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47.  A relatively flat landform near seal level.
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