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Weathering Test

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5 Written Questions

5 Matching Questions

  1. Erosion
  2. Lichens
  3. Mechanical
  4. Type of Rock AND Climate
  5. Abrasion
  1. a The movement of rock particles by wind, water, ice, or gravity
  2. b The grinding away of rock by rock particles carried
    by water, ice, wind, or gravity
  3. c Pioneer plants that are the first to grow onto bare rock.
  4. d Two most important factors that determine the rate of weathering
  5. e Weathering that physically breaks down rocks into
    smaller pieces.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. CO2 dissolved in rainwater can become ___.
  2. This can cause rocks with iron in them to rust (oxidation)
  3. The forces of weathering break the rocks into ___ and smaller pieces
  4. The process that splits rock when water seeps into cracks, then freezes and expands
  5. Plant ____ can push into cracks and make weak acids that slowly dissolve rock

5 True/False Questions

  1. SlowlyMechanical weathering works ___.

          

  2. Acid rainThe grinding away of rock by rock particles carried
    by water, ice, wind, or gravity

          

  3. MountainsPlant ____ can push into cracks and make weak acids that slowly dissolve rock

          

  4. Mineral makeupChemical weathering produces rocks that have a different ___ than the original rock

          

  5. Holes or soft spotsThe movement of rock particles by wind, water, ice, or gravity

          

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