Earth's Changing Surface Quiz Questions

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Earths Changing Surface Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Explain how animals and plants contribute to weathering.
  • 2. 
    What is the difference between mechanical and chemical weathering?
    • A. 

      There is no difference

    • B. 

      Mechanical weathering is changing the comoposition, and chemical weathering is more like disintigration.

    • C. 

      Chemical weathering alters the make up of each rock while mechanical weathering just breaks rocks apart.

    • D. 

      They both change the compstition of the rock but mechanical weathering makes the rocks smaller

  • 3. 
    What is abrasion?
    • A. 

      When rocks scrape together to create sand.

    • B. 

      When rocks break down due to abrasive winds.

    • C. 

      A type of chemical weathering that is because of acid rain.

    • D. 

      A process by which animals weather away rocks.

  • 4. 
    The brown or red color of some rocks is due to a chemical reaction with:
    • A. 

      Water : Hydrolysis

    • B. 

      Air : Wind

    • C. 

      Nitrogen: Acidic Weathering

    • D. 

      Oxygen : Oxidation

  • 5. 
    What process cracked the play dough arround the ballon?
    • A. 

      Seperation of oxygen

    • B. 

      Frost wedging

    • C. 

      Soil horizions

    • D. 

      Subsoil

  • 6. 
    The soil in the horizon-B is:
    • A. 

      Topsoil- blackish

    • B. 

      Bottom soil- Brownish

    • C. 

      Subsoil- Redish

    • D. 

      It depends on what it's parent material is.

  • 7. 
    Transported soil comes from:
    • A. 

      The weathering of rocks that moves with water.

    • B. 

      People moving soil from one place to another.

    • C. 

      Plants bringing new soil to a new location.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    Topsoil;
    • A. 

      Is dark brown, black.

    • B. 

      Composed of fine particles.

    • C. 

      Has minerals mixed with humus.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 9. 
    When soil looses so much neuriants that it can't support plant life it's called:
    • A. 

      Soil Fertility

    • B. 

      Soil talus

    • C. 

      Soil Depletion

    • D. 

      Soil Death

  • 10. 
    A volcanic neck is:
    • A. 

      The top of the volcano that is filled with igneous rock.

    • B. 

      The top of the volcano that is hardened magma.

    • C. 

      Shaped by weathering and erosion

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 11. 
    Mudflow is:
    • A. 

      Water with mud

    • B. 

      The movement of water with mud

    • C. 

      The movement of water with mud in a lake

    • D. 

      None of the above.

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