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  1. oxidation
  2. ice wedging
  3. erosion
  4. weathering
  5. mass movement
  1. a a chemical change in which a substance combines with oxygen, as when iron oxidizes, forming rust
  2. b The removal of rock particles by wind, water, ice, or gravity
  3. c wedges of ice in rocks widen and deepen cracks
  4. d The breaking down of rocks and other materials on the Earth's surface.
  5. e any one of several processes by which gravity moves sediment downhill

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Rich, fertile soil that is made up of about equal parts of clay, sand, and silt.
  2. The layer of soil that differs in color and texture from the layers above or below it.
  3. Dark-colored organic material in soil.
  4. A measure of how well soil supports plant growth.
  5. Mixture of humus, clay, and other minerals that forms the crumbly, topmost layer of soil.

5 True/False Questions

  1. abrasionThe removal of rock particles by wind, water, ice, or gravity

          

  2. depositionprocess in which sediment is laid down in new locations

          

  3. litterthe loose layer of dead plant leaves and stems on the surface of the soil

          

  4. sedimentthe loose, weathered material on Earth's surface in which plants can grow

          

  5. decomposerprocess in which sediment is laid down in new locations

          

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