Chapter 12 Test: Erosion And Deposition

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Deposition Quizzes & Trivia

Geography students, rejoice! We have the ultimate quiz coming right up, with a whole host of questions regarding the topic of erosion and deposition, under the overlying topic of rivers, lakes and basically anything to do with naturally waterflow. What can you tell us about the topic?


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    Which of the following is an example of a stratified drift?
    • 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.