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Weathering and Erosion Mastery Quest
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by Johanna Lynch
| 11 Questions
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1
1 pt
What is the difference between weathering and erosion?
Both weathering and erosion are natural processes.
Weathering breaks things apart, while erosion carries them away.
Erosion breaks things apart, while weathering carries them away.
Weathering is the same thing as erosion
2
1 pt
Which of these is the most powerful force of weathering and erosion?
wind
gravity
ice
moving water
3
1 pt
Water is a powerful weathering agent. Three of the following are also agents of weathering. Which one is not?
Oxygen
Freezing
Thawing
Oil
4
1 pt
The process by which small pieces of rocks and soil are moved by natural forces is called
deposition
weathering
erosion
faults
5
1 pt
The process of breaking up rocks on Earth's surface is called
deposition
weathering
erosion
faults
6
1 pt
How does freezing water cause the weathering of rocks?  The freezing water—
keeps the rocks in place
expands cracks and breaks rocks
makes the rocks last longer
causes rocks to fall in landslides
7
1 pt
Acid rain causes the following type of weathering:
physical
mechanical
human
chemical
8
1 pt
Which of the following is an example of mechanical/physical weathering?
tree roots growing in cracks of rocks
acid rain
chemicals in the air
oxygen and carbon dioxide
9
1 pt
Sinkholes, like the one you see above, are mainly caused by which agent of erosion
wind
water
gravity
ice
10
1 pt
The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the 1930s. The main agent of erosion seen at work during dust storms is
water
wind
ice
gravity
11
1 pt
This is a picture of the Grand Canyon. Look closely and think about the spheres that are interacting.
Using the concepts of weathering and erosion, explain which two spheres interacted to create the Grand Canyon
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