Weathering And Mass Wasting Quiz

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This quiz tests your knowledge of weathering and mass wasting.


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Weathering

    • B. 

      Folding

    • C. 

      Mass wasting

    • D. 

      Erosion

  • 2. 
    _____________ is the breakdown of rock.
    • A. 

      Weathering

    • B. 

      Folding

    • C. 

      Mass wasting

    • D. 

      Erosion

  • 3. 
    There are __________ main types of weathering.
    • A. 

      Five

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Two

  • 4. 
    Frost action and pressure release are types of:
    • A. 

      Climatic weathering

    • B. 

      Chemical weathing

    • C. 

      Biotic weathering

    • D. 

      Mechanical weathering

  • 5. 
    Carbonation and oxidation are types of:
    • A. 

      Climatic weathering

    • B. 

      Chemical weathering

    • C. 

      Biotic weathering

    • D. 

      Mechanical weathering

  • 6. 
    Burrowing animals and plants play a role in:
    • A. 

      Climatic weathering

    • B. 

      Chemical weathering

    • C. 

      Biotic weathering

    • D. 

      Mechanical weathering

  • 7. 
    This type of weathering occurs in areas where the temperature fluctuates around zero degrees Celsius.
    • A. 

      Oxidation

    • B. 

      Frost action

    • C. 

      Pressure release

    • D. 

      Solution

  • 8. 
    This form of weathering is also known as "rusting"
    • A. 

      Oxidation

    • B. 

      Carbonation

    • C. 

      Pressure release

    • D. 

      Frost action

  • 9. 
    This form of weathering is often responsible for the formation of caves in limestone areas.
    • A. 

      Frost action

    • B. 

      Oxidation

    • C. 

      Carbonation

    • D. 

      Temperature changes

  • 10. 
    This form of mass wasting is so slow that it cannot be observed with the naked eye.
    • A. 

      Soil flow

    • B. 

      Landslide

    • C. 

      Soil creep

    • D. 

      Weathering

  • 11. 
    This is a sudden movement of weathered material downslope.
    • A. 

      Soil flow

    • B. 

      Landslide

    • C. 

      Soil creep

    • D. 

      Weathering

  • 12. 
    Cracks in roads, tilted fences and posts are signs of:
    • A. 

      Soil flow

    • B. 

      Landslides

    • C. 

      Soil creep

    • D. 

      Weathering

  • 13. 
    Man increases the chance of landslides in all of the follwing ways EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Building on unstable slopes

    • B. 

      Planting trees on unstable slopes

    • C. 

      Undercutting the base of slopes to build roads

    • D. 

      Removing vegetation from steep slopes

  • 14. 
    Which of the following will NOT increase the chance of landslides?
    • A. 

      When bedding planes are roughly parallel to the slope surface

    • B. 

      When there is an extended period of drought

    • C. 

      An earthquake

    • D. 

      Where there are rocks like shale or clay