How Much You Know About Weathering Process? Trivia Quiz

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How Much You Know About Weathering Process? Trivia Quiz

How much do you know about the weathering process? Weathering is the breakdown of rocks, minerals, and salt, as well as wood and other materials that are within the earth’s atmosphere. There are two varieties of weathering: chemical and physical. It is the action of weather conditions in modifying the color, texture, and composition of objects. This quiz will reveal your knowledge about weathering.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one of these terms is another name for onion skin weathering?
    • A. 

      Frost shattering

    • B. 

      Hydrolosis

    • C. 

      Oxidation

    • D. 

      Insolation weathering

  • 2. 
    What is the name given to the group of weathering processes associated with the action of organisms?
    • A. 

      Tree root action

    • B. 

      The action of burrowing animals

    • C. 

      Chemical Weathering

    • D. 

      Biological Weathering

    • E. 

      Physical Weathering

  • 3. 
    Which one of these processes is not a chemical weathering process?
    • A. 

      Carbonation

    • B. 

      Hydration

    • C. 

      Oxidation

    • D. 

      Chelation

    • E. 

      Frost Shattering

  • 4. 
    In cold and alpine environments water enters cracks in rocks during the daytime. At night, as temperatures fall below freezing, the water freezes and expands. This exerts pressure on the cracks and they can, over many years, increase in size. This process is called.
    • A. 

      Freeze Thaw Weathering

    • B. 

      Onion Skin Weathering

    • C. 

      Hydration

    • D. 

      Thermal Expansion Weathering

    • E. 

      Oxidation

  • 5. 
    Which one of these things is not an agent of weathering?
    • A. 

      Glacier

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Precipitation

    • D. 

      Soil

    • E. 

      River

  • 6. 
    Which chemical weathering process involves the action of carbonic acid on rocks such as limestone that are composed of calcium carbonate?
    • A. 

      Oxidation

    • B. 

      Chelation

    • C. 

      Solution

    • D. 

      Carbonation

    • E. 

      Hydration

  • 7. 
    Name this type of weathering..
  • 8. 
    This is an example of differential weathering
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    This is an example of which kind of weathering?
  • 10. 
    The thin and solid outermost layer of the earth above the mantle is the
    • A. 

      Crust

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Weathering

    • D. 

      Landform

  • 11. 
    Material deposited by water, wind, or glaciers
  • 12. 
    Natural process by which agents, such as wind, rain, and temperature changes, disintegrate and decompose rocks.
  • 13. 
    A three-dimensional arrangement of physical attributes (such as shape, height, and depth) of a land surface in a place or region. These features may include mountains, valleys, plains, and bodies of water
    • A. 

      Topography

    • B. 

      Landform

    • C. 

      Deposition

    • D. 

      Crust

  • 14. 
    The process by which rocks break down into smaller pieces by physical means.
    • A. 

      Landform

    • B. 

      Mechanical weathering

    • C. 

      Chemical weathering

    • D. 

      Sediment

  • 15. 
    The process by which wind, water, ice, or gravity transports soil and sediment from one location to another is
  • 16. 
    The process by which rocks break down as a result of chemical reactions is called
    • A. 

      Mechanical weathering

    • B. 

      Weathering

    • C. 

      Erosion

    • D. 

      Chemical weathering

  • 17. 
    The process in which material is laid down is called
    • A. 

      Weathering

    • B. 

      Erosion

    • C. 

      Deposition

    • D. 

      Chemical weathering

  • 18. 
    A naturally formed feature on the Earth's surface including such large features as plains, plateaus, mountains, and valleys, as well as smaller features such as hills and canyons is called a
  • 19.