Quiz: What Do You Know About Weathering? Trivia Facts

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Quiz: What Do You Know About Weathering? Trivia Facts

What do you know about weathering, and do you think you can pass this quiz? The definition of physical weathering is rocks, soil, and minerals being slowly broken down or apart by the earth’s environment, such as pressure, temperature, water, and ice. It is the chemical makeup of steels, allowing them to demonstrate increased resistance to other steels. If you want to learn more about weathering, this is the quiz for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The breaking down of rocks and soil through contact with the atmosphere is called...
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Thermal Expansion

    • C. 

      Abrasion

    • D. 

      Weathering

  • 2. 
    The breaking down of rocks and soil by contact with heat, ice, water, or pressure is called...
    • A. 

      Chemical weathering

    • B. 

      Physical weathering

    • C. 

      Ice wedging

    • D. 

      Thermal weathering

  • 3. 
    The effect of chemicals in the atmosphere on rocks, soil, and minerals is called...
    • A. 

      Physical weathering

    • B. 

      Ice wedging

    • C. 

      Thermal weathering

    • D. 

      Chemical weathering

  • 4. 
    What is Ice Wedging?
    • A. 

      The process of rock being broken apart by water freezing, expanding, and making cracks.

    • B. 

      The process of rock being broken apart by heating up in the day and expanding and cooling off at night and impending.

    • C. 

      Ice caps melting from global warming.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    What is Thermal Expansion?
    • A. 

      The process of rock being broken apart by heating up in the day and expanding and cooling off at night and impending.

    • B. 

      The process of rock being broken apart by water freezing, expanding, and making cracks.

    • C. 

      Mountains expanding because of the warmth of the Earth.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Management rules for keeping soil from being eroded away is called...
  • 7. 
    Broken down materials like rocks, dirt, and leaves are called...
  • 8. 
    A layer of soil parallel to the surface, having distinct characteristics made by how the soil was formed is called the...
  • 9. 
    Texture, structure, compaction, and organic matter are all...
  • 10. 
    What is the rate of weathering?
    • A. 

      30 hours

    • B. 

      30 years

    • C. 

      30,000 years

    • D. 

      30,000,000 years

    • E. 

      It depends mostly on climate, exposure, and size to determine how long it will take to weather