Weathering Quiz Questions And Answers

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Weathering is a topic that is taught to everyone in school. You might have studied about it too. Here is a short and quick weathering quiz that is designed to test your knowledge of this section of the course. Try this and we'll see how much you know about weathering and how the process results are carried forth by agents of soil erosion. How high do you think you can score in this test? Give it a shot, and all the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The breakdown of rock material in its current location. This is a definition of...
    • A. 

      Erosion

    • B. 

      Weathering

    • C. 

      Transportation

    • D. 

      Deposition

    • E. 

      Freeze Thaw

  • 2. 
    What is the process by which rock fragments are broken loose called?
    • A. 

      In Situ

    • B. 

      Weathering

    • C. 

      Deposition

    • D. 

      Erosion

    • E. 

      Onion Skin Weathering

  • 3. 
    Which one of these things is not an agent of weathering?
    • A. 

      Glacier

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Precipitation

    • D. 

      Soil

    • E. 

      River

  • 4. 
    Which type of weathering involves the outer layers of rock peeling off due to the rock expanding as it is heated and contracting as it cools?
    • A. 

      Hydration

    • B. 

      Insolation Weathering

    • C. 

      Oxidation

    • D. 

      Tree Root Action

    • E. 

      Carbonation

  • 5. 
    Which one of these processes is not a chemical weathering process
    • A. 

      Carbonation

    • B. 

      Hydration

    • C. 

      Oxidation

    • D. 

      Chelation

    • E. 

      Frost Shattering

  • 6. 
    As the precipitation rate increases the rate of physical weathering:
    • A. 

      Increases

    • B. 

      Decreases

    • C. 

      Stays the same

    • D. 

      Slightly reduces

  • 7. 
    As the temperature increases the rate of chemical weathering:
    • A. 

      Increases

    • B. 

      Decreases

    • C. 

      Remains unchanged

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Certain minerals within certain rocks absorb water. As they absorb water the rock expands and this can exert a pressure. Over many years this can lead to the weathering of the rock. What is the name given to this type of chemical weathering?
    • A. 

      Carbonation

    • B. 

      Hydration

    • C. 

      Hydrolosis

    • D. 

      Chelation

    • E. 

      Oxidation

  • 9. 
    Which group of rocks are changed by exposure to extreme heat or pressure?
    • A. 

      Igneous rocks

    • B. 

      Sedimentary rocks

    • C. 

      Metamorphic rocks

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    Which one of these terms is another name for onion skin weathering?
    • A. 

      Frost shattering

    • B. 

      Hydrolosis

    • C. 

      Oxidation

    • D. 

      Tree root action

    • E. 

      Insolation weathering

  • 11. 
    What is the name given to the group of weathering processes associated with the action of organisms?
    • A. 

      Tree root action

    • B. 

      The action of burrowing animals

    • C. 

      Chemical Weathering

    • D. 

      Biological Weathering

    • E. 

      Physical Weathering

  • 12. 
    Which type of rock is formed by the cooling of lava or magma?
    • A. 

      Sedimentary Rock

    • B. 

      Metamorphic Rock

    • C. 

      Igneous Rock

  • 13. 
    Which of the following rocks are examples of igneous rocks?
    • A. 

      Chalk

    • B. 

      Granite

    • C. 

      Basalt

    • D. 

      Clay

    • E. 

      Limestone

  • 14. 
    Oxygen reacts with certain elements of some rocks turning them brown, and causing them to crumble more easily. Which chemical weathering process is this describing?
    • A. 

      Oxidation

  • 15. 
    Certain minerals within rocks are soluble and simply dissolve in water. Which chemical weathering process is this describing?
    • A. 

      Solution

  • 16. 
    The decomposition of humus (rotting vegetation) produces organic acids which react with certain rocks. Which chemical weathering process is this describing?
    • A. 

      Chelation

  • 17. 
    Which chemical weathering process involves the action of carbonic acid on rocks such as limestone that are composed of calcium carbonate?
    • A. 

      Oxidation

    • B. 

      Chelation

    • C. 

      Solution

    • D. 

      Carbonation

    • E. 

      Hydration

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