Physical Weathering

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Know about agent of physical weathering, how physical weathering occurs, and what the results of physical weathering are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The breakdown of rock material by chemical and physical means.

    • B. 

      The wearing away of rock material by the action of another rock.

    • C. 

      The process by whick rock is broken down into smaller pieces by physical changes.

    • D. 

      The breakdown of rock by chemical means.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Abrasion

    • B. 

      Pressure Change

    • C. 

      Animal Action

    • D. 

      Plant Growth

  • 3. 
    What term would you use for when rocks are tumbled in water.
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Abrasion

    • C. 

      Oxidation

    • D. 

      Pressure Change

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Deposition

    • C. 

      Deposition and Erosion

    • D. 

      Erosion

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Gravity, plant acids, ice, temperature, and waves.

    • B. 

      Talus slope, drumlin, dunes, delta, and beach.

    • C. 

      Deposition, erosion, abrasion, chemical weathering, and water.

    • D. 

      Gravity, glaciers, wind, water, and waves.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Precipitaion filled with acids from the air.

    • B. 

      Change in temperature.

    • C. 

      The process where water frezzes into cracks and expands the rock from within.

    • D. 

      Plant and Animal Action

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      The formation of the Grand Canyon.

    • B. 

      Rust on an old nail.

    • C. 

      Stalagmites and Stalactites

    • D. 

      Acid Precipitation

  • 8. 
    What procces DOES NOT cause rock to be seperated by physical means.
    • A. 

      Oxidation

    • B. 

      Acid precipitation

    • C. 

      Chemical weathering

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Climate, day, population.

    • B. 

      Composition off rocks, climate, amount of time, amout of exposure.

    • C. 

      Erosion and deposition

    • D. 

      Delta, valleys, canyons.

  • 10. 
    What is the rate of weathering?
    • A. 

      How slow something is

    • B. 

      How fast an animal deceases.

    • C. 

      How tall a human can get.

    • D. 

      How fast the weathering of an object occurs.