Physical Geography Chapter 7

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Physical Geography Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Quantity of rock that falls through the air and hits a surface.
  • 2. 
    Weathering of limestone landscapes
  • 3. 
    Process that wears away or rearranges landforms
  • 4. 
    Rapid movement of a cohesive mass of regolith or bedrock that is not saturated with moisture. 
  • 5. 
    When water freezes in gaps of rocks and thaws breaking rocks apart.
  • 6. 
    Smaller pieces of rock that start coming down from a slope, not a part of the bedrock.
  • 7. 
    Salt builds up over time and can exert a force great enough to spread apart individual mineral grains and begins breaking up the rock.
  • 8. 
    Process that either disinigrates rock or dissolve them into water.
  • 9. 
    When rock is broken down and disintegrated without any chemical reaction.
  • 10. 
    Parent rock from which weathered regolith and soils develop.
  • 11. 
    Landslide with hight moisture content.
  • 12. 
    Is the science of  landforms their origin, evolution, form, and spatial distribution.
  • 13. 
    Human impacts upon geomorphology through mining.
  • 14. 
    Actual decomposition and decay of the constituent minerals in rock due to chemical alteration of those minerals.
  • 15. 
    Example of chemical weathering occurs when certain metallic elements combine with oxygen to form oxides. 
  • 16. 
    Are fractures and separation in the rock that occur without displacement on the sides.
  • 17. 
    Decomposition process that breaks down silicate minerals in rock.
  • 18. 
    Downward movement of materials propelled and controlled by gravity.
  • 19. 
    A persistent mass movement of surface oil.
  • 20. 
    Batholithe gets exposed and the rock starts pealing off.
  • 21. 
    Mass of falling and tumbling rock, debris, and soil.
  • 22. 
    As the slabs weather, they slip off in the process.
  • 23. 
    Curved, inclined surfaces that form the boundaries of landforms.