What Processes Change Landforms?

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 What Processes Change Landforms?
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  • 1. 
    In May 1980, a volcano in Washington State erupted and the ash covered an area of more than 22,000 square miles
    • A. 

      Mount St. Helens

    • B. 

      Mt. Katla

    • C. 

      Mount Everest

    • D. 

      Himalayan Mountains


  • 2. 
    Each year there about how many earthquakes
    • A. 

      About 1000

    • B. 

      About 10,000

    • C. 

      About 100

    • D. 

      More than half a million


  • 3. 
    Most earthquakes are small and occur at the bottom of the ocenas
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 4. 
    Only about __________ earthquakes a year cause any damage.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      1000


  • 5. 
    Mauna Kea, one of the tallest mountains in the world (that is also a volcano) is located in
    • A. 

      Iceland

    • B. 

      Hawaii

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Tibet


  • 6. 
    Mauna Kea is smaller than Mount Everest in total height
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    Maunea Kea has a height above sea level that is higher than Mount Everest
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    Earth's surface does not change
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    All earth's changes to its landforms are fast.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    An example of a fast landform change is
    • A. 

      Volcano erupt and blow away a mountaintop

    • B. 

      Ocean waves pounding away at rocky cliffs

    • C. 

      Rain shaping rock structure


  • 11. 
    There are many forces that may change landforms.  These forces include flowing water, waves, wind, ice, movement inside the earth
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    What is an important agent or cause of weathering?
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Sunshine

    • C. 

      Air

    • D. 

      Plant


  • 13. 
    The Grand Canyon is carved by the action of the Colorado River.  This process is called
    • A. 

      Shaking

    • B. 

      Mass movement

    • C. 

      Weathering


  • 14. 
    Which one is not an example of weathering?
    • A. 

      Ocean waves hitting against the cliffs

    • B. 

      Water seeps into tiny holes and cracks in rocks. When the water freezes, it expands and break the rocks

    • C. 

      Rain that is acidic dissolve rocks

    • D. 

      Sediments are moved to another location

    • E. 

      Flowing water tumbles rocks against each other, breaking them into smaller pieces and smoothing the edges


  • 15. 
    What moves the sediment around and into new locations after weathering occurs?
    • A. 

      Erosion and deposition

    • B. 

      Erosion and pounding

    • C. 

      Deposition and broadening


  • 16. 
    Water is an important agent in erosion
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 17. 
    Which one is not an example of erosion?
    • A. 

      Waves erodes sediments from cliff and deposited it as new sand on beaches

    • B. 

      Rainfall erodes sediment and carries it into rivers and streams

    • C. 

      Thousand of years of rain and winds shaped the Utah's Monument Valley


  • 18. 
    Most rivers deposit sediments in flat areas along the rivers known as 
    • A. 

      Valley

    • B. 

      Flood plains

    • C. 

      Deltas


  • 19. 
    Some rivers deposit sediment in brad areas at the mouth of the river known as 
    • A. 

      Valley

    • B. 

      Flood plains

    • C. 

      Deltas


  • 20. 
    A type of mass movement is a 
    • A. 

      Glacier

    • B. 

      Delta

    • C. 

      Mudslide

    • D. 

      Terminal moraine


  • 21. 
    How can wind be used as a weathering agent?
    • A. 

      By carrying bits of rocks and sands that weather rock surface

    • B. 

      By blowing leaves against the water

    • C. 

      By carrying rocks and sands and depositing them into the rivers


  • 22. 
    How can wind be used as an erosion agent?
    • A. 

      By eating away at the rock surface

    • B. 

      By carrying sediments from place to place

    • C. 

      By carrying bits of rocks and sands that weather rock surface


  • 23. 
    In the American Southwest, wind erosion has shaped some unsually monuments that are shaped like arches, tables, columns and the like
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 24. 
    Wind erodes which type of materials more easily?
    • A. 

      Particles of soil

    • B. 

      Damp rock

    • C. 

      Dry sediment


  • 25. 
    There is little _________ in dry areas to hold sediment in place.  Thus wind erosion can easily carry away the sediments.
    • A. 

      River

    • B. 

      Plant life

    • C. 

      Animal


  • 26. 
    Wind erosion can blow sand into large mounds called
    • A. 

      Piles

    • B. 

      Stacks

    • C. 

      Columns

    • D. 

      Dunes


  • 27. 
    Beach dunes created by blowing sea breezes protect
    • A. 

      The ocean

    • B. 

      The land behind them during a storm

    • C. 

      The beaches


  • 28. 
    Thick sheets of ice formed in areas where more snow falls during the winter than melts during the summer
    • A. 

      Glaciers

    • B. 

      Mountains

    • C. 

      Hails


  • 29. 
    Glaciers moves and erodes everything under it due to sheer size and weight
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 30. 
    Glaciers do not erode sediments
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 31. 
    What is not an example of a glaciers
    • A. 

      Valley glaciers

    • B. 

      Continental glaciers

    • C. 

      Ocean glaciers


  • 32. 
    Glaciers found in high mountain valleys.  They flow slowly down mountainside and erode the mountains under them and formed U-shaped valleys
    • A. 

      Valley glaciers

    • B. 

      U glaciers

    • C. 

      Mountain glaciers


  • 33. 
    Glaciers found in high mountain valleys.  They flow slowly down mountainside and erode the mountains under them and formed U-shaped valleys.  This form a special soil called 
    • A. 

      Glacier melt

    • B. 

      Glacier till

    • C. 

      Glacier soil


  • 34. 
    This type of glaciers cover a very large areas of Earth including Greenland and Antarctica
    • A. 

      Mountain glaciers

    • B. 

      Valley glaciers

    • C. 

      Continental glaciers


  • 35. 
    A mudslide is an example of a
    • A. 

      Mass movement

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Weathering

    • D. 

      Depositing


  • 36. 
    Mass movement that moves dry soil is called
    • A. 

      Mudslide

    • B. 

      Landslide

    • C. 

      Glacier movement


  • 37. 
    Mass movement that moves wet soil is called
    • A. 

      Mudslide

    • B. 

      Landslide

    • C. 

      Earthquake


  • 38. 
    _________ occurs when gravity becomes stronger than the friction that holds soil in place on a hill.  The soil falls suddenly to the bottom of the hill
    • A. 

      Mudslide

    • B. 

      Landslide

    • C. 

      Earthquake

    • D. 

      Creep


  • 39. 
    The slow movement of soils downhill because of gravity.  Changes are very difficult to observe directly.
    • A. 

      Mudslide

    • B. 

      Landslide

    • C. 

      Creep


  • 40. 
    Creeps move the soils slowly but over time can move fences, roads, railroad tracks, and the likes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 41. 
    _________ is a large hole in the ground that opens suddenly.  Normally forms after rock under the surface has dissolved or become weak.
    • A. 

      Mudslide

    • B. 

      Landslide

    • C. 

      Creep

    • D. 

      Sinkhole


  • 42. 
    Sinkholes usually appears in areas of limestone rocks because limestones dissolves easily
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 43. 
    This type of acid is formed when rain seeping into the ground combine with carbon dioxide.  This type of acid can cause sinkholes
    • A. 

      Sulfuric acid

    • B. 

      Carbonic acid

    • C. 

      Limestone acid

    • D. 

      Water acid


  • 44. 
    Erosion and deposition can change landforms but can not create new ones.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 45. 
    Long ridges of soil and rock left behind by glaciers are called
    • A. 

      Valleys

    • B. 

      Flood plains

    • C. 

      Terminal moraines

    • D. 

      Deltas


  • 46. 
    What is not an example of a terminal moraines?
    • A. 

      Long Island

    • B. 

      Cape Code

    • C. 

      Grand Canyon


  • 47. 
    Underwater volcanoes may increase their heights by depositing melted rocks and ash and can become islands
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 48. 
    Deltas form as rivers slow down and deposit sediment at their mouths.  As the delta builds, the river separates into smaller ____________,
    • A. 

      Tributaries

    • B. 

      Channels

    • C. 

      Streams

    • D. 

      Lakes


  • 49. 
    __________form where an obstacle such as a plant or a rock causes the wind to slow and deposit the sand
    • A. 

      Dunes

    • B. 

      Glaciers

    • C. 

      Sediments


  • 50. 
    What type of rivers form broad loops?
    • A. 

      Young rivers

    • B. 

      Old slow moving rivers

    • C. 

      Flood


  • 51. 
    __________ are formed when an old slow-moving river form brood loops that meet and the loops no longer get waters from the river since the river follow the shortest route.
    • A. 

      Flood plains

    • B. 

      Cowbell lakes

    • C. 

      Oxbow lakes


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