Weathering Practice Quiz! Trivia Questions

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Weathering Practice Quiz! Trivia Questions

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  • 1. 
    Weathering is the process that
    • A. 

      Carries material to a new location

    • B. 

      Breaks material down

    • C. 

      Presses material together

    • D. 

      Glues material together

  • 2. 
    Mechanical weathering is also known as
    • A. 

      Philanthropic weathering

    • B. 

      Machine weathering

    • C. 

      Physical weathering

    • D. 

      Chemical weathering

  • 3. 
    Mechanical weathering is the
    • A. 

      Breakdown of rock into smaller pieces by physical means

    • B. 

      Breakdown of rock into smaller pieces by chemical means

    • C. 

      Breakdown of rock into smaller pieces by acid

    • D. 

      Carrying away of sediment

  • 4. 
    When water freezes it
    • A. 

      Shrinks

    • B. 

      Turns blue

    • C. 

      Expands

    • D. 

      Gives off a gas

  • 5. 
    Ice wedging is when
    • A. 

      Ice is used to wedge open a container

    • B. 

      A chemical reaction takes place between water and the rock

    • C. 

      Rain creates pockets in a rock

    • D. 

      Ice expands causing cracks to widen

  • 6. 
    Ice wedging is an example of
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Chemical weathering

    • C. 

      Chemical abrasion

    • D. 

      Mechanical weathering

  • 7. 
    Wind abrasion is most likely to happen
    • A. 

      In a wet location

    • B. 

      In a forest

    • C. 

      In a desert

    • D. 

      In a river

  • 8. 
    Wind blown sand hitting a rock and slowly wearing it away is an example of
    • A. 

      Physical weathering

    • B. 

      Chemical weathering

    • C. 

      Mechanical erosion

    • D. 

      Chemical erosion

  • 9. 
    A ventifact is
    • A. 

      A smooth river rock

    • B. 

      A rock worn away by acid precipitation

    • C. 

      A rock worn away by wind

    • D. 

      A type of rock that weathers easily by acid precipitation

  • 10. 
    A mushroom rock forms because
    • A. 

      Water only hits the lower part of it

    • B. 

      Wind blown sand only can reach the lower part of it

    • C. 

      Of stalactites forming in a cave

    • D. 

      Of oxidation

  • 11. 
    Gravity abrasion happens when
    • A. 

      Waterfalls wear away at the rocks under them

    • B. 

      Water falls to the earth as precipitation and hits exposed rock

    • C. 

      Rocks roll along the bottom of a river

    • D. 

      Rocks fall down and scrape against other rocks

  • 12. 
    If you saw a crack in the road in the winter that was not there the month before, it most likely formed by
    • A. 

      Plants

    • B. 

      Ice wedging

    • C. 

      Water abrasion

    • D. 

      Acid precipitation

  • 13. 
    Smooth and round rocks most likely formed because of
    • A. 

      A river

    • B. 

      Acid precipitation

    • C. 

      Wind

    • D. 

      Oxidation

  • 14. 
    Water abrasion happens when
    • A. 

      Water gets in a crack and freezes

    • B. 

      Acidic groundwater slowly eats a hole in the surrounding rock

    • C. 

      Water slowly drips from icicles

    • D. 

      Rocks and sediment rub and scratch against each other in a river or ocean

  • 15. 
    Seeing a tree growing out of a rock would cause
    • A. 

      Chemical weathering

    • B. 

      Mechanical weathering

    • C. 

      Physical erosion

    • D. 

      Compaction

  • 16. 
    Can moles burrowing in the ground cause weathering?  If so, what type?
    • A. 

      No they can't

    • B. 

      Yes, chemical weathering

    • C. 

      Yes, mechanical weathering

    • D. 

      Yes, both chemical and mechanical

  • 17. 
    Chemical weathering is when
    • A. 

      Rock is broken down by chemical reactions

    • B. 

      Rock is broken down by physical means

    • C. 

      Rock is broken down by salts

    • D. 

      Rock is carried away by acid

  • 18. 
    Can acid rain burn your skin?
    • A. 

      Yes, all the time

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Only sometimes

  • 19. 
    Acid precipitation and acid in groundwater weather what two types of rock the most?
    • A. 

      Limestone and shale

    • B. 

      Limestone and obsidian

    • C. 

      Marble and shale

    • D. 

      Marble and limestone

  • 20. 
    Rocks that have _________________ are more likely to be weathered by acid.
    • A. 

      Fossils

    • B. 

      Carbon monoxide

    • C. 

      Calcium carbonate

    • D. 

      Salts

  • 21. 
    Acid precipitation is an example of
    • A. 

      Mechanical breakdown

    • B. 

      Chemical weathering

    • C. 

      Physical weathering

    • D. 

      Acidifica weathering

  • 22. 
    Acids in groundwater can
    • A. 

      Create caves

    • B. 

      Cause mountains to form

    • C. 

      Cause plants to grow

    • D. 

      Create salt lakes

  • 23. 
    Lichens growing on a rock would cause
    • A. 

      Mechanical weathering

    • B. 

      Chemical weathering

    • C. 

      Caves to form

    • D. 

      Abrasion

  • 24. 
    How do lichens weather a rock?
    • A. 

      Their roots grow into the rock

    • B. 

      They produce a weak acid

    • C. 

      They oxidize the rock

    • D. 

      They cause the rock to freeze more easily

  • 25. 
    Oxidation is an example of
    • A. 

      Chemical weathering

    • B. 

      Cementation

    • C. 

      Physical weathering

    • D. 

      Abrasive weathering