Physical Processes On Earth

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Identify the following Physical Processes as they pertain to Earth's activities.


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  • 1. 
    This picture best shows which of the following?
    • A. 

      Subduction

    • B. 

      The creation of a rift valley

    • C. 

      Erosion

    • D. 

      Weathering

  • 2. 
    When two plates collide and move past one another, which of the following is most likely to occur?
    • A. 

      Earthquake

    • B. 

      Weathering

    • C. 

      Tornado

    • D. 

      Erosion of the earth's coastal areas

  • 3. 
    Waves Winds Running water Ice The items in the list above cause which of the following?
    • A. 

      Tornadoes

    • B. 

      Tectonic Plate Movement

    • C. 

      Weathering or Erosion

    • D. 

      Tsunamis

  • 4. 
    What happens when a continental plate and an oceanic plate collide?
    • A. 

      The continental plate slides under the oceanic plate

    • B. 

      The oceanic plate slides along the continental plate

    • C. 

      The continental plate is pushed up to form mountains

    • D. 

      The two plates create a rift valley

  • 5. 
    What two procccess cause small incremental change on Earth's surface?
    • A. 

      Erosion and Weathering

    • B. 

      Volcanic Eruptions and Tidal Waves

    • C. 

      Earthquakes and Landslides

    • D. 

      Rivers and Tsunamis

  • 6. 
    Check the following items that are caused by an Earthquake.
    • A. 

      Deposition

    • B. 

      Tsunamis

    • C. 

      Tornadoes

    • D. 

      Rift Valleys

    • E. 

      Landslides

  • 7. 
    What process causes a mountain to get smaller and smaller when the wind sweeps its soil away a little at a time?
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Earthquake

    • C. 

      Volcanoes

    • D. 

      Continental Drift

  • 8. 
    Water in a stream slowly wears away at the rock it moves past. This refers to
    • A. 

      Earthquakes

    • B. 

      Tsunamis

    • C. 

      Erosion

    • D. 

      Deposition

  • 9. 
    When a river picks up small particles of soil, rocks, and other materials and moves them down the river leaving them miles from where they originated. This is known as...
    • A. 

      Deposition

    • B. 

      Volcanic Eruption

    • C. 

      Continental Drift

    • D. 

      Tsunamis

  • 10. 
    When two plates pull apart from one another they create...
    • A. 

      Earthquakes

    • B. 

      Volcanoes

    • C. 

      Rift Valleys

    • D. 

      Tsunamis

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