Mass Movement Practice Quiz

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Mass Quizzes & Trivia

This is a practice quiz that you can take to help study for our quiz on mass movement. The quiz will be 10 questions and will be worth 15 points.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Telephone polls being tilted on a hill are an example of this type of mass movement.
    • A. 

      Slump

    • B. 

      Creep

    • C. 

      Mudflow

    • D. 

      Rock fall

  • 2. 
    What type of mass movement would be caused by ice melting on a volcano after an eruption
    • A. 

      Creep

    • B. 

      Slump

    • C. 

      Lahar

    • D. 

      Mudflow

  • 3. 
    Bug chunks of land falling down a curved slope all at once would be an example of
    • A. 

      Slump

    • B. 

      Creep

    • C. 

      Lahar

    • D. 

      Rock fall

  • 4. 
    Rocks tumbling down a steep slope  would be an example of
    • A. 

      Mudflow

    • B. 

      Creep

    • C. 

      Slump

    • D. 

      Rock fall

  • 5. 
    A fast moving mix of water, soil and rocks would be
    • A. 

      Slump

    • B. 

      Creep

    • C. 

      Landslide

    • D. 

      Mudflow

  • 6. 
    Which type of mass movement moves the slowest?
    • A. 

      Mudflow

    • B. 

      Creep

    • C. 

      Slump

    • D. 

      Rock fall

  • 7. 
    What is deforestation?
    • A. 

      The removal of trees

    • B. 

      The planting of trees

    • C. 

      The type of mass movement caused by trees

    • D. 

      When forests are covered in mud

  • 8. 
    What causes all mass movement
    • A. 

      Rain

    • B. 

      Snow

    • C. 

      Gravity

    • D. 

      Deforestation

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      The angle at which material flows up hill

    • B. 

      The angle at which material falls down

    • C. 

      The steepest slope at which material no longer moves downhill

    • D. 

      The angle of a volcano's slope that can help trigger an eruption

  • 10. 
    What is mass movement?
    • A. 

      When rain causes the land to become very muddy and flow across the land

    • B. 

      When rivers carry pieces of dirt and sediment

    • C. 

      When gravity causes material to move uphill

    • D. 

      When gravity causes material to move downhill

  • 11. 
    Why do heavy rains help cause mass movement?
    • A. 

      They cause the plants to grow

    • B. 

      They cause the soil to be wet and heavy

    • C. 

      They cause the animals to come out of their homes

    • D. 

      They cause strong winds

  • 12. 
    ___________________ like those in California can cause mass movement
    • A. 

      Loud noises

    • B. 

      Sand dunes

    • C. 

      Heavy traffic jams

    • D. 

      Earthquakes

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      The houses' added weight can cause landslides

    • B. 

      The houses' noise can cause landslides

    • C. 

      The animals like dog's can dig holes in the ground that can cause landslides

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Why is planting trees on a muddy slope a good idea to prevent mudflows and landslides?
    • A. 

      The tree roots soak up water

    • B. 

      The trees keep the soil in place

    • C. 

      Trees add homes for wildlife

    • D. 

      Just a and b

    • E. 

      A, b, and c