Earth Science- Weathering Quiz

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Earth Science- Weathering Quiz

You might have studied at school about what weathering is and how the process results are carried forth by agents of soil erosion. This is a quick earth science quiz to test your knowledge of this section of the course. How high do you think you will score? 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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 chemical weathering
    • A. 

      Increases

  • 7. 
    As the precipitation rate increases the rate of physical weathering
    • A. 

      Increases

  • 8. 
    As the temperature increases the rate of chemical weathering
    • A. 

      Increases

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    Which type of rock is formed by the cooling of lava or magma?
    • A. 

      Sedimentary Rock

    • B. 

      Metamorphic Rock

    • C. 

      Igneous Rock

  • 14. 
    Which of the following rocks are examples of igneous rocks?
    • A. 

      Chalk

    • B. 

      Granite

    • C. 

      Basalt

    • D. 

      Clay

    • E. 

      Limestone

  • 15. 
    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

  • 16. 
    Certain minerals within rocks are soluble and simply dissolve in water. Which chemical weathering process is this describing?
    • A. 

      Solution

  • 17. 
    The decomposition of humus (rotting vegetation) produces organic acids which react with certain rocks. Which chemical weathering process is this describing?
    • A. 

      Chelation

  • 18. 
    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